The Dry Garden: Carol’s list

Posted on | October 6, 2009 | 1 Comment


Salvia clevelandii. Photo: Sean Masterson / For the Los Angeles Times

AT A packed hall of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden last week, horticulturist Carol Bornstein was asked by assembled Southern Californian park keepers how native plants would do in landscapes irrigated by reclaimed water.

To read what the author of “California Native Plants for the Garden” advised in this week’s Dry Garden column in the Los Angeles Times, click here

For information on how to attend Bornstein’s presentation on the sensory impact of native plants this Thursday night (October 8th) at the Southern California Horticultural Society meeting, click here and here for her October 15th talk on the same subject at the Solvang public library.


One Response to “The Dry Garden: Carol’s list”

  1. Chris Willig
    October 6th, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

    In the LA Times article mentioned there is a recommendation that California native plants need not be irrigated in the summer. While native plants in the wild don’t require water, those in your garden do. In the landscape they are often grown in different soils and environments than those of their natural habitats. As a result extra moisture enhances survival and reduces fire hazards. Don’t over irrigate of course, but do provide deep watering every few weeks in the summer after they’re established.

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