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Willow Glen – San Jose – Low-Water Landscape Rebate Garden Design – Plant Photos


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Below are some additional photo close-ups from the garden featured in the Portfolio section of L. A. Peluso Designs entitled “Low-Water Landscape Rebate – Rustic and Natural Garden Design in Willow Glen Neighborhood of San Jose.” Photography by Jewel Photography of Sacramento.

Erigeron karvinskianus commonly known as  Santa Barbara Daisy and natural Full Range Bluestone Garden Path - Close-up - Low-Water Landscape Rebate Design in Willow Glen neighborhood, San Jose, CA - L. A. Peluso Designs
Erigeron karvinskianus commonly known as Santa Barbara Daisy and natural Full Range Bluestone Garden Path – L. A. Peluso Designs
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' - Close-up of Blossom - L. A. Peluso Designs, Leslie Peluso, Garden Designer
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ Blossom – L. A. Peluso Designs
Coprosma - Oakleaf Hydrangea - Phormium - Low Water Landscape Rebate Design - Willow Glen - San Jose, CA - L. A. Peluso Designs
Coprosma (foreground – left); Oakleaf Hydrangea (in blossom); Phormium (background) – L. A. Peluso Designs
Lavender Lavandula intermedia 'Provence' in Low Water Landscape Rebate Garden Design - Willow Glen Neighborhood- San Jose, CA - L. A. Peluso Designs
Lavender Lavandula intermedia ‘Provence’ – L. A. Peluso Designs
Lavender Lavandula intermedia 'Provence' L. A. Peluso Designs - Low Water Landscape Rebate Garden Design in Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California
Happy Bee! Lavender Lavandula intermedia ‘Provence’ – L. A. Peluso Designs
Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey' Close-up - Low Water Landscape Rebate Garden Design - Willow Glen - San Jose, CA - L. A. Peluso Designs
Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ Close-up – L. A. Peluso Designs
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Now Blooming in My Garden, San Jose, CA


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CALIFORNIA WILD LILAC AND SANTA BARBARA DAISY - LAPELUSODESIGNS

Above: California Wild Lilac and Santa Barbara Daisy, both low in water use.

Lupinus succulentus 'Rodeo Rose' California native hybrid

Lupinus succulentus ‘Rodeo Rose,’ a California Native Hybrid Lupine which self sows–even in gravel, this year also sowed itself in the container above–how convenient!

ROSEMARY

Rosmarinus officinalis, quite happily blooming in an 18″ container, beloved by bees and amazingly similar in bloom color and form to our California Native Wild Lilac above and below.

Above: A bee enjoys a potted California Wild Lilac before its friends arrive. California Wild Lilac is a favorite of local and European bees throughout California. It is evergreen and can be long-lived if it is not watered during the summer.

All this beauty and spring has just sprung! TTFN!

-Leslie

 

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California Native Garden Plants – Fall Color


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Tired of planting the “same-o, same-o flowers” for fall color? Mums are wonderful, it’s true, but how about a less thirsty change of pace? Try these California Native plants needing less water:

Helianthus annuus (Delta Sunflower or Common Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Delta Sunflower or Common Sunflower)

St. Catherine's Lace or Saint Catherine's Lace

Eriogonum giganteum (St. Catherine’s Lace) in the spring with a happy bee! And, below in the fall, a close-up of this buckwheat’s back side and rusty fall color. It turns pinkish in-between! I’ll have to remember to add that photo next year.

St. Catherine's Lace or Saint Catherine's Lace

Eriogonum giganteum (St. Catherine's Lace) fall color

Lollipop Flower

Helenium puberulum (Autumn Lollipop or Lollipop)* *Warning – Poisonous if ingested*

Bees flock to any of the above bloomers. Here is one now:

What are your favorite fall-blooming natives (California or otherwise)?

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BEE Entertained!


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Bee Gardens are easily designed as water-wise gardens and are a great way to help support the dwindling bee populations. Read this wonderful article about our buzzing buddies, featured on the front page by fellow California Native Garden fan, Debbie Ballantine. Spoiler alert: The last photo features one of my native garden designs!

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BEE Entertained!


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Bee Gardens are easily designed as water-wise gardens and are a great way to help support the dwindling bee populations. Read this wonderful article about our buzzing buddies, featured on the front page by fellow California Native Garden fan, Debbie Ballantine. Spoiler alert: The last photo features one of my native garden designs!