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Interesting Plant: Echeveria Agavoides

Echeveria Agavoides This variegated echeveria would look beautiful in nearly any water wise garden. The striking color of the leaves immediately grabs visual interest. Echeveria Agavoides Plants, Books and More at Amazon.com “Echeveria agavoides (red)” by Tangopaso – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Echeveria agavoides is a species of flowering plant in the Crassulaceae family, native to rocky areas of […]

Interesting Plant: Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)  Today’s Interesting Plant comes from a friends garden. I was visiting Keri from the Animalbytes blog and came across this wonderful phlomis in her garden. It is quite a striking plant, while also being water wise and a great attractor for insects and hummingbirds. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook […]

Interesting Plant: Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Interesting Plant: Seaside Daisy, Beach Aster (Erigeron glaucus) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Seaside Daisy, Beach Aster (Erigeron glaucus) via BeWaterWise.com  A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next […]

Two More Plant Ideas from Monrovia — Indian Hawthorne and Dwarf Bottlebrush

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring this series of posts. The opinions stated here are my own. As I was looking for my new plants at the nursery and in the Monrovia online catalog, I came across many plants that attracted my attention in some way. I’ll be highlighting a few of the other plants that might eventually find a […]

Interesting Plant: Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)  via BeWaterWise.com  A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Interesting Plant: California Lilac (Ceanothus) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

California Lilac (Ceanothus)  via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, I […]

Interesting Plant: Bigberry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Bigberry Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Interesting Plant: Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Interesting Plant: Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]