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Colorful California Native Habitat Rustic Landscape, San Francisco

Alongside a backyard gazebo California natives such as Cleveland Sage, Redbud, Foothill Penstemon, and Canyon Dudleya announce spring.
Design ideas for a mid-sized rustic drought-tolerant backyard stone landscaping in San Francisco for spring. — Houzz

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Lauren Dunec Design added this to What to Know About Installing a Walkway of Pavers and Pebbles
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.”
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 7 Pollinator-Friendly Gardens to Inspire Your Summer Borders
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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Kelly Creighton added this to landscape
Love the blue, green, and red cedar color contrast
Faith added this to faithlindsey's Ideas
May like Russian sage within evergreens in front❓
daphne2014 added this to Plants
We love the color composition here, blue flowers with blue stones.AP Response: Great! I think the blue flower is Penstemon 'Margarita Bop" - low maintenance and deer resistant (!)

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