Wild flowers are in full bloom on Pacific Coast! Look at the fields full of wild flowers – what a beautiful view!
Native plants grow and thrive in hard coastal environments that are very cold, windy and dry. When spring and summer come, they will all go into full blossom, turning the field into a huge colorful blanket.
Here is the good news – you can plant a lot of these native plants in your garden, so you can enjoy the same blossom from the comfort of your home. In fact, you are encouraged to plant them, as many of them are drought tolerant, and qualify for Santa Clara Water District’s Rebate Program. The beautiful yellow and purple flowers in the photo are two such plants.
Native to California, this perennial plant (Eriophyllum confertiflorum) is well adapted to dry and windy coastal climate. Very hardy and drought tolerant, you don’t need to water much after they establish. The golden color is lovely! Qualifies for the Santa Clara Water District’s Landscape Rebate Program.
Golden yarrow on Pacific Coast
Golden yarrow in a garden
In addition to Golden Yarrow, the white-flowered yarrow also grow and blossom in abundance in the same place. This kind of yarrow is called Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium & hybrids). Just like their sister Golden Yarrow, they are also native, very tough and drought tolerant. Another great choice for a garden.
As its name indicates, this perennial plant ((Erigeron glaucus) is native to the seaside areas on West Coast. Tough, drought tolerant, it blooms for a long time (spring to late summer). It can grow to be 1 feet tall and 2 feet wide. A great plant for a water efficient garden. Qualifies for the Santa Clara Water District’s Landscape Rebate Program.
A garden with the seaside daisy.
In summary, if you want to conserve water, and enjoy coastal wild flower beauty in your home, a great way is to plant some of these native plants in your garden! Find out more info at waterefficientgarden.com