These are my garden must haves for a healthy garden when the valley heats up again!

Farmer’s Tip – Plant shrubs and trees now, while the weather is perfect to ensure a healthy well rooted plant before next year’s heat. Your plants will also be taking advantage of any rain that comes our way this winter!

 

Ground Cover

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Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)- Beautiful color all summer! These flowers reseed themselves but I haven’t found them to be invasive.

Shrub

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Salvia Greggii-Lots of colors to choose from! The color pictured is called “Hot Lips.” Fast grower that does well when nurtured or neglected. Hungry Hummingbirds love this plant. If you plant it, they will come…

Small Tree

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Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)- Get a multi-trunk tree to add structural interest to your yard!

Large Tree

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Schinus (California Pepper)- The look of a willow tree without being a water waster! You will see some of these well-established trees along the freeway where there is no irrigation!

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