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Jacqueline Dorn wrote:
Need help with landscape ideas in the Sutter Buttes in CA. Our canyon setting needs enhancement? - Sutter Buttes in CA canyon home with rocky reddish soil needs plants, would these grow? If so, what are their names?
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Frederic's Landscape & Tree Service
I've planted 90% of the plants in your zone just up the Valley. All will do well in zone 8/9 and in poor soil. However, many of the succulents will get frost bitten except the agave. I'd recommend pruning off the dead in the spring. Also, there are a variety of smaller agave that aren't as aggressive and easier to maintain. In the foreground, I'd plant a low and slower growing sage or the native pine leaf penstemon. I've attached a photo. I like the red and green combination - very complementary. Another option would be adding purple lavender.
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Frederic's Landscape & Tree Service
Also, there are alternative varieties of Yucca that do well up here similar to the dragon tree
Nonnie Wong wrote:
What's the name of the Aloe looking plant? THanks
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Extremely hardy - doesn't take any care at all since it's truly a native desert plant...
...although when it sends up a huge flower stalk after 20 years or so, it's days are numbered
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very nice
Swinda Salazar-Piquemal wrote:
What is the name of the tree-like plant behind the blue agave? - The taller plant, looks like a succulent on a trunk.
lilhendy wrote:
What are the red low profile flowers?
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Steve Asbell added this to How to Make Your Oceanfront Garden Thrive
Use drought-tolerant plants. It's highly likely that your coastal soil is mostly sand, so forgo thirsty turfgasses and finicky plants whenever possible and opt for a water-wise alternative. This planting of century plant (Agave americana, zones 7 to 10), blue fescue (Festuca glauca, zones 4 to 8), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos 'Red Cross', zones 9 to 11) and crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii, zones 9b to 11) is cohesively colorful and thrives on neglect.
Falon Land Studio LLC added this to Gardening Solutions for Dry, Sandy Soils
Sand-Tolerant PlantsAs a general rule, drought-tolerant plants will perform well in dry, sandy soil that is well draining. Additionally, plants that are drought tolerant will also survive the nutrient-poor conditions of sandy soils. Your garden beds can be amended with compost, but using the right plants will mean less work in the long term. This garden features a mix of strong-formed agaves along with grasses, wildflowers and additional succulents. All of these plants are drought tolerant and will survive in well-draining, sandy soil.
Lauren Dunec Design added this to Winning Garden Combo: Agaves and Grasses
American century plant (Agave americana) and blue fescue (Festuca glauca) with red-flowering kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Red Cross’) and crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii).Planting NotesAgaves. Most types of agave — including commonly planted American century plant (Agave americana, zones 8 to 11), ‘Blue Glow’ agave (Agave ‘Blue Glow’, zones 9 to 11), whale’s tongue agave (Agave ovatifolia, Zone 7), tequila agave (Agave tequilana, zones 9 to 11) and octopus agave (Agave vilmoriniana, Zone 9) — thrive in full sun. Slightly tenderer foxtail agave (Agave attenuata, zones 10 to 12) can take full sun to lightly filtered shade in garden settings and requires some shade in hot, inland areas. All agaves need sharp, well-draining soil and require the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent the fleshy plants from rotting.Ornamental grasses. Planting requirements vary widely by species. Since all agaves require full sun to partially filtered sun, and soil with very good drainage, be sure to pick ornamental grass varieties that thrive in similar planting conditions. A few to choose from include ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, zones 4 to 8), red fescue (Festuca rubra, zones 4 to 10), New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana, zones 8 to 10), ‘Blonde Ambition’ blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’, zones 3 to 10), pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 6 to 9) and foothill sedge (Carex tumulicola, zones 8 to 10).

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