The easiest container natives in California don’t need a lot of water – Orange County Register

Amy Baumann is a gardener in San Dimas and works as a volunteer at the California Botanic Gardens in Claremont. He sent an email asking if I could recommend “books that focus on native plants in California and perform well in containers”. Although I couldn’t offer a title, we’ve published stories on this topic in this newspaper, and there’s an excellent discussion on the topic in the “Patio and Container Gardens” section by Pete Veilleux, and you’ll find it. on the California Native Plant Society website (cnps.org). There is also a list compiled by Theodore Payne Foundation (theodorepayne.org) on ​​“Indigenous Plants That Are Happy in Containers”. Las Pilitas Nursery (laspilitas.com) lists more than 50 California natives recommended for full-day container cultivation, even when temperatures reach 95 degrees in the summer.

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