I’ve never seen so many parched looking lawns, especially now that we are allowed to water our yards only two days per week.
What Angelenos need are bright, colorful drought-tolerant plants for their gardens!
Fortunately for me, I’ve always had a “plant-driven yard” with little to no lawn to look after so my yard is still looking great!
How is your yard holding up?
Does it need a color injection?
I have an idea for you.
Juice up your garden with orange plants
My daughter Maya and I can’t help but feel energized and refreshed in this garden, overrun with orange Nasturtiums!
I’m not saying to have an “all orange” garden, I’m just suggesting that you add this powerful, spirit-lifting color to your garden!
Your purple plants will welcome the company and so will your sad lawn.
Check out these low maintenance, low water, orange plants:
Orange California poppy Eschscholzia californica) in bloom.
The orange, California poppy is the California state flower. Cheerful and bright, don’t let the wiry stem and paper-thin petals fool you into believing that it is “just” an ephemeral flower!
Once the California poppy sets seed in your yard, it will be back and spread its cheer all over your neighborhood in the spring.
The California poppy seems to need very little care, (water, fertilizing), it doesn’t even need permission to be in your yard!
Give it full sun and it will bring the butterflies to your garden!
Deep green narrow leaves with bright orange flowers that bloom most of the year.
Full sun, occasional water in summer.
Attracts hummingbirds and compliments!
I just keep deadheading and more flowers come!
Compact, mounding habit and evergreen, bright tangerine flowers.
Arctotis pairs well with silvery Senneccio and red Salvia.
Only 3 colors, but large impact!
Vining, Campsis radicans, (trumpet vine) thrives in my garden with lots of sunshine and some neglect!
Phormium “Rainbow Queen” sports an olive green to bronze central stripe and apricot margins.
This stately plant sets off other plants around it.
“Rainbow Queen” phormium and orange lantana.
Shades of orange, coral, and bronze.
Don’t forget your house can be part of the garden color scheme too.
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