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tahoe5028

Took the garden tour on Sunday and visited many wonderful native/drought gardens. Saw the one above designed by Lake Sharp and the home that Lake owns and also designed for herself. Please do a feature on her garden, it was the highlight of the 6 places I saw....

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pfmaher

I second that, tahoe5028. I would love to see that designer’s own garden!

   
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mindshift

In ecology the word "endemic" means "native to" but it also means "restricted to a location". When collecting plants from the wild, it's better to collect seed than to dig up plants. Transplanting is iffy. Look for large groups of plants from which to collect seed and wait for the flower head or seed pod to be mostly dry. Make sure you can provide similar cultural requirements in your garden as the wild plants had. Do not give up on your seed. Most annual plants will come up the first year, but I have had perennials take up to two years to germinate. Woody plants can take even longer. I often give them an undisturbed bed or container and wait them out.

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