Landscape Lessons from a Fremontia

fremontia blossom
Different flannelbush species are endemic to different California climate zones, from the West Coast foothills to the eastern mountain ranges.

For almost twenty years I lived on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada where the flora was rich in the most outstanding native flowering shrub species for drought resistant landscapes. The most valuable observation was seeing where they chose to grow in the wild.  When you study the habitat of any plant closely enough, you learn exactly what it wants, and the conditions it prefers in your yard, too. Continue reading “Landscape Lessons from a Fremontia”