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Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
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Plants that are resistant or tolerant of drought

Ok, here are some lists of native plants that can live with no extra water after the first summer. That is, REALLY drought tolerant or drought resistant plants for a California garden. A landscape can look good and use little or no water.

We've planted many landscape gardens in winter with no watering system and no water after watering the plants in at planting. Watering once every week or two for 10 minutes generally makes a landscape look a lot better in late summer and renders most of the plants more fire proof than 'normal' plants.

You can use many more native plants for each area but you'll need to add a little more winter/spring water to see a larger list, BUT, the plants will not be as drought tolerant.

To play with your individual list, go to www.mynativeplants.com

Drought resistant plants for a Bay Area Garden

Drought resistant plants for a Encinitas landscape garden

Drought resistant plants for a Long Beach landscape garden

Drought resistant plants for a Los Angeles area landscape garden

Drought resistant plants for an Oakland garden

Drought tolerant plants for a Poway landscape Garden

Drought resistant plants for San Diego landscape gardens

Drought in San Jose landscape gardens?

Drought resistant San Luis Obispo landscape gardens

Drougth resistant Santa Barbara landscape gardens

Drought resistant plants for_a Santa Monica landscape garden

Drought tolerant Thousand Oak gardens

Drought resistant plants for a Ventura or Oxnard landscape garden

Drought resistant plants for a Vista or San Marcos landscape garden

Drought resistant plants for a Yorba Linda landscape garden

What and why, drought resistant plant, drought tolerant plant