Colorful California Native HabitatRustic Landscape, San Francisco

Alongside a backyard gazebo California natives such as Cleveland Sage, Redbud, Foothill Penstemon, and Canyon Dudleya announce spring.

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Lauren Dunec Design added this to 7 Pollinator-Friendly Gardens to Inspire Your Summer BordersApril 30, 2018

6. Native plant garden in Northern California. Drifts of California native flowers, such as lavender-blue Cleveland sage and foothill penstemon, create a colorful, low-water border in this Northern California backyard centered around a wooden gazebo. It’s easy to make the mistake of writing off native plants if you have a small garden border and want lots of color, but there are plenty of garden-sized, beautiful native bloomers for every region that also offer benefits to wildlife.

Lauren Dunec Design added this to What to Know About Installing a Walkway of Pavers and PebblesOctober 13, 2016

In this California habitat garden, the pathway was made of gravel and bluestone flagstones set into sand over compacted base rock. The cool tones of the stone pick up the blue-violet hues of native Cleveland sage (Salvia clevelandii, zones 8 to 11) and foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus, zones 6 to 10).The depth of the path area and base rock needed varies by region and specific site. “I find that there is not a lot of knowledge about how deeply [gravel] should be laid,” Edger says. “Here in California, I like a 3- to 4-inch layer of base rock and a thin layer of the gravel. It only needs to be slightly deeper than its own diameter for it to provide cover and be a firm surface.”

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Verde Creations, Inc. added this to ARTALE resJune 21, 2019

SALVIA clevelandii, grasses, red bud for a natural look

Corinne Yoshihara added this to Corinne's ideasJune 8, 2019

Colorful California Native Habitat from "What to Know About Installing a Walkway of Pavers and Pebbles 6/1/19

daphne2014 added this to For IDS - Front yard materials and designJune 6, 2019

this is just another pretty version of what spaced out flagstones might look like, but the whole atmosphere is very different from our front garden

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