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Water colors

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 18, 2009

Yesterday the LA Times printed a motivating opinion by Emily Green that encourages us to rethink our overgreen landscapes with an eye towards native plants. Ms. Green neatly points out:

First, that native plants have the good sense to become dormant from August through October, when heat is high and water is scarce. Second, we’d be well advised to plant gardens that follow suit … Tan is good; yellow is good; orange, maroon, gray, aquamarine are all good too, for those are the colors of the buckwheats, sages, manzanitas and deer and canyon grasses of our native chaparral

Here’s her entire opinion.

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