Native, Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard
Given our current drought situation in Southern California, THIS was the best year to take out our front lawn and put in native, drought tolerant plants. My city offered us $1 per square foot of lawn that we took out and replaced with native, drought tolerant plants, so we jumped on board with that. I don't even miss that green lawn - it was full of weeds and expensive to keep it green in the summer. We landscaped it so that there is plenty of room for these plants to grow and fill i…
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Hoya is a genus of 200-300 species of tropical plants in the Dogbane family. Native to Asia, Polynesia, New Guinea, and Australia, Hoya are popular houseplants in temperate areas (especially H. carnosa) bc of their attractive foliage and strongly scented flowers. They grow well indoors and prefer bright light. Easy to propagate and has been found to be an excellent remover of pollutants in the indoor environment (Wikipedia)
Pacific Horticulture Society | Lush, Colorful, and Water-wise: An Impossible Dream?
Beauty, variety, color, shade, and water savings—all at the same time. It doesn’t get any better than this. One neighbor has already followed our lead and installed a smaller water-wise garden and several others promise to follow. We hope that our experience continues to encourage others to get on the water-wise bandwagon, as our western water supplies become more and more precious....
Ptilotus "Joey" (Pink Mulla-mulla)
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey' Common names: Pink Mulla-mulla, Lambs-tails, Showy foxtail Australian native. Family: Amaranthaceae Location: Brisbane Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Garden, Australia There are about 100 species in the genus Ptilotus, all but one occurring only in Australia.