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Fall Planting Tips: 3 Flowering Herbs to Plant Now In Southern California Gardens

It is a lucky cook who is able to pluck a few fresh sprouts from a nearby herb plant to spice up a dish on the stove. Here are a few fabulous herbs that do well in drought tolerant gardens. Fall is a perfect time to plant them, so get out there already! Here are Read More


Flowering Lavender Herb Plants in My Sunny, Dry Southern California Garden

Here is one of my favorite plants; lavender. I have two French lavender plants growing in my garden. Both have been flowering for months now and both have proven to be extremely drought tolerant and beautiful. Even lavender leaves are sticky with essential oils and perfume the air. I use the flowers and leaves for Read More

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Flowering Thyme, Drought Tolerant Herb With Elvin Blooms For Friday Floral

I have a new addition to my drought tolerant herb collection; thyme.  Common Thyme or English Thyme (Latin name Thymus vulgaris) is another Mediterranean native, so it’s perfect for my dry garden too.  These herbs grow as small shrubs or shrublets with tiny, oval leaves measuring just 1/4 inch long.  They are perennial and flower Read More

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Blue Flowering Sage Herb Plants For Friday Floral

My sage is blooming now, it is so pretty I just had to share it with you.  This is my regular culinary sage.  I must say I am very impressed with how drought tolerant it is!  It is growing with some lavender and artimis plants.  Both plants are known to be drought tolerant bloomers, but Read More

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Plant Profile: Rosemary Herb Plant Growth And Care

Did you know rosemary is drought tolerant?I’ve just added a new rosemary page to my So Cal gardening site where I try to focus on low water plants. Here are a few excerpts for my gardening blog pals: Fragrant rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen shrub. Not only are they wonderful cooking herbs, they Read More

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Plant Profile: Ethereal White Sage Blooms Add Grace to Southern California

California White Sage (Salvia apiana)This beautiful shrub is native to Southern California and Baja. It is usually found growing wild in the coastal sage scrub habitat on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. The books say it will grows five feet tall (at least) and 5 feet across, but I have seen Read More