July in Your Garden

Summer is a time to escape the summer heat by exploring the shady sections of your garden.

July plant highlights:

image of Eriogunum giganteum in bloom on the Porter Trail at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw image of Eriogonum grande var. rubescens blooming at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw image of Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum ~ photo by Robert Muller image of a variety of native California grasses on display at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ~ photo by Don Matsumoto 

  • Buckwheat (Eriogonum soo.) – bloom into summer
  • Catalina silver-lace (Eriophyllum nevinii) – blooms in July & August
  • Matilija poppy (Romneya) – blooms in July & August
  • warm-season grasses
  • Sunflowers (Venegasia carpesioidesEncelia californica) – bloom into summer 

image of Encelia californica in bloom image of Canyon sunflower (Venegasia carpesioides) in bloom ~ photo by Maria Ealand image of Matilija poppies blooming in the Meadow at SBBG ~ photo by Tricia Wardlaw image of Eriophyllum nevinii in bloom at SBBG 

Gardening tips:

Most established natives require little water, especially in the summer. Once a month will keep most natives looking good. Flannel bush and some others can not take any summer water.

Wildlife activity: