Dave and I had a very rainy trip to Theodore Payne this Saturday.  We figured we’d fill in some of the bare spots in the garden….since we’re going to be on the Garden Tour!  We had a lovely visit with Lili and she gave tons of tips for our garden.

Anyhow, here’s what we got:

Sunny areas:

  • Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’  — Manzanita.  Our current manzanitas are doing well though they are small.  I didn’t realize how slowly manzanitas grew.  This one is supposed to be faster.
  • Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia Another manzanita;  slow like normal ones.  This one is endangered in its native habitat (native plant nurseries just as TPF and Las Pilitas have been growing these for habitat replacement as well as garden use).
  • Galvezia juncea ‘Punta Banda’ Galvezias are very pretty, very fast & very drought tolerant & easy — what’s not to love?  We have several different varieties in our yard now.  We also purchased one more Galvezia ‘Firecracker’ (which is the same variety as our original Galvezia)
  • Calliandra californica one of my fave plants in our yard, we got one more.

Shade garden

  • Heuchera ‘Rosada’
  • Heuchera ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’
  • Heuchera ‘Wendy’
  • Lepechinia fragrans ‘El Tigre’ Haven’t grown this before really.  It looks like a neat plant.
  • Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Pretty pink flowers!
  • Ribes indecorum

We actually probably should get another 5 or so heuchara.  I love how they look en masse blooming…


Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum Meadow Rue.  I have no idea how this will do, but it’s pretty.  It’ll go where the dog doesn’t go.

Will add pics later today…. Pics here!

And a small preview: