Planning & Planting Tips for Your Native Plant Garden

If you are new to growing native plants or just want to know more, follow the links in this section to learn how to select, plant and care for those that will be most successful in your area.

What are the special considerations for native plant gardens? How do you prepare your landscape? When should you plant?

Not every plant will prosper in full sun. Not every plant is used by our native (and very demanding!) hummingbirds. How do you choose the right plant for the spot you have in mind? How do you choose plants which will encourage the wildlife you long to see in your yard?

Resources for planning and planting your native garden

Water Wise Native Plants for Santa Barbara County

The Garden's Easy Eight California native plants for your garden!

The Garden's Native Garden Calendar a monthly guide to native plant gardening in California

Las Pilitas Nursery's California Native Plant Search