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The Evolution of a Native Garden

Articles: The Evolution of a Native Garden

As a complement to Katherine Greenberg's article about her native garden in Lafayette, California, which appears in the October 2010 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer her lists of plants that have proven particularly successful in her garden. Katherine designed and maintains her garden by herself, and uses the garden for occasional classes and workshops on gardening with California's native plants. She will be a speaker at "Fourth Quarter Gardens: An August to December Romance," a Garden Conservancy seminar in Lafayette on Friday, October 29. For information about the seminar, click here.

A Selection of Plants in the Greenberg Garden, Listed by Plant Community

Coastal Scrub consists of low, soft-leaved perennials and shrubs that are drought-tolerant and prefer full sun. Occasional watering in the late summer and early fall improves their appearance in the garden.
Armeria maritima - thrift
Artemisia californica - California sagebrush
Baccharis pilularis ‘Twin Peaks' - dwarf coyote brush
Erigeron glaucus - seaside daisy
Eriogonum - buckwheats
Salvia - sages

Grassland covers large areas of California's hills and valleys and provides dazzling displays of wildflow...


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