Plant of the Month

Island Snapdragon  Gambelia speciosa Plant Form: Evergreen shrub Water Use: Very low Mature Size: 3-4 ft. tall x 8-10 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Spring (Mar-May), Summer (June-Aug) Native to: Channel Islands, CA, & Guadalupe Island, Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 30°F Island Snapdragon is a magnet for hummingbirds with its bright clusters of lipstick-red, snapdragon-like flowers on the tips of arching stems from spring through mid-summer. This vine-like perennial, native to several offshore islands of […]

Plant of the Month – June

Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox ssp. articus Plant Form: Groundcover, perennial herb Water Use: Very low, low Mature Size: 2-3 in. tall x 1.5-2.5 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part shade Bloom Time: Summer (June – August), Fall (Sept) Native to: Europe Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Creeping Thyme is a low evergreen ground cover that fits into small spaces but seems to bring big smiles to everyone passing by. It has a pleasant, spicy fragrance when crushed, and it will tolerate […]

Plant of the Month – March

Lady Banks RoseRosa banksiae Plant Form: Evergreen to semi-deciduous vine Water Use: Low, moderate Mature Size: 15-20 ft. tall x 10-20 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Spring (March – May), Early Summer (June) Native to: China Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Lady Banks Rose is a fast-growing, climbing vine that can easily cover a fence, trellis, arbor, or patio. Prized as a vigorous climber, this thornless vine explodes with clusters of slightly fragrant, yellow or white miniature flowers […]

Plant of the Month – February

Trailing Indigo Bush Dalea greggii Plant Form: Evergreen groundcover Water Use: Low Mature Size: 1-2 ft. tall & 3-9 ft. wide Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Time: Spring (Feb-May), Summer (June – August) Native to: New Mexico, Texas, Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F   Trailing Indigo Bush creates a mounding, low-maintenance, easily established groundcover for any arid location. Silvery blue-green foliage adorns this spreading plant that roots at the nodes of long, trailing stems, covering everything in its path and […]