A California-Friendly Guide to Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens

calfriendlyguideThe Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas has a wonderful publication available for free viewing and/or downloading at http://www.lvmwd.com/other-services/publications/a-california-friendly-guide. You can choose an interactive flip-page brochure or a PDF. You can save the PDF to your computer to view at your convenience, as well as print the pages you want.

A printed version of this catalog is available at their headquarters office, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA during regular business hours. For questions regarding this brochure, call Customer Service at (818)251-2200.

On page 15, you will find Hummingbird Sage, recommended for planting under Oaks. Of course, you would not plant anything within 6 feet of the trunk to prevent root rot fungus. Here is a photo of Hummingbird Sage growing under the canopy of our Coast Live Oak in the front yard. If you’ve seen what it looks like in the wild this time of year, you can appreciate how attractive it can be with a little extra water and some TLC.

in our front yard

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