IKAR Green Action encourages—and helps you—to plant a drought-resilient and pollinator-friendly garden, whether a whole yard or a scattering of containers. We must preserve California’s water supply, along with pollen-bearing bees, birds, and butterflies. So we’re offering award-winning sustainable landscaper Beth Edelstein’s imagination and artistry for inspiration on doing it beautifully. Click here to view her presentation. Together, we’ll grow a “national park” woven from all our private drought-resilient and pollinator-friendly gardens!
We also give you a full listing of native and pollinator-friendly plant nurseries and resources by region. Even better, we invite you to send us pictures of your drought-resilient garden at [email protected]. And, best of all, if you have any questions about your garden, email our minyan of expert gardeners for their brilliant advice!
Local Sources for CA Native and Pollinator-Friendly Plants
C&S Nursery: 3615 Hauser Blvd, LA 90016 (323) 296-6657
Merihews Nursery: 1526 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica 90405 (310) 452-1051
Marina Del Rey Garden Center: 13198 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey 90292 (310) 823-5956
Las Pilitas Nursery: 3232 Las Pilitas Road, Santa Margarita 93453 (805) 438-5992
Theodore Payne Nursery:10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley 91352 (818) 768-1802
Drought-Resilient Native Plants
Fairly hardy native plants for yards or containers:
Ceanothus ‘Yankee point’
Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’
Kurapia (ground cover)
Abutilon palmeri (bush)
Festuca idahoensis (low grass)
Sphaeralcea ambigua (Apricot Mallow)
Chilopsis linearis (med tree)
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-Eyed Grass)
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Verbena de la mina
Additional Native and Pollinator-Friendly Plant Resources
Top 10 California Friendly Plants
Greening Your Homeowners Association
NEW GUIDE: Passing Wildlife-Friendly Property Maintenance Ordinances
The author urges gardeners to form one big `national park’
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Native Pollinator Plant Lists
Planting for Pollinators
Removing Lawn for Native Plants
Gardening with Recycled Water