Landscape

Plants & Gardening Resources

Following is a list of plants and gardening resources that may provide more information for your landscaping needs.


 

 

 

 

 

Water-Wise Gardening in the Gold Country Region

California Native Plant Link Exchange
www.cnplx.info/index.html

Listing of local nurseries and list of plants by County: Sacramento, Placer
and El Dorado come up on this listing:
www.cnplx.info/nplx/cprofile?cc=SAC


Native Plant Societies

Sacramento Valley Chapter (Sacramento County and part of Placer County)
www.sacvalleycnps.org/index.html

El Dorado Chapter (El Dorado County)
www.eldoradocnps.org/

Redbud Chapter (Placer and Nevada Counties)
www.redbud-cnps.org

District Landscape

For the greater Sacramento area, average rainfall is only about 17 inches per year. This low rainfall is characteristic of a semi-arid desert climate, with sunny, dry weather most of the year. Periodic droughts are a normal occurrence. Carmichael Water District in conjunction with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) believes gardens can be beautiful and water-wise, in keeping with our natural conditions. Water-wise gardening also helps conserve our precious water supplies.

Snapshot of Water Efficiency

CWD boasts drought-tolerant plants and landscaping at its office at 7837 Fair Oaks Boulevard. The next time you visit the district, take a moment to enjoy the beautiful examples of water efficiency.

To view District plant and landscaping examples now, see photos below.

Before you begin your next irrigation/gardening project, pick up a brochure titled “Easy Water-Wise Gardening” or “Water Efficient Landscapes” at the District office. In it you will find helpful tips and resources.

These common plants need very little water and can be grown almost anywhere in California. This is just a sampling of plants: there are many others that will thrive in the local area.

  • Ground Covers
    Perennials, Annuals, Bulbs
    Shrubs
    Trees
    Grasses
  • Yarrow
    Allium
    Manzanita
    Maidenhair Tree
    Tall Fescues
  • Manzanita
    Alyssum
    Strawberry Tree
    Golden Rain Tree
    Hybrid Bermudas
  • Snow in Summer
    Windflower
    Sandhill
    Crape Myrtle
    Saint Augustine
  • Chamomile
    Thrift (Sea Pink)
    Sage
    Locust
    Zoysia
  • Indian Strawberry
    Cosmos
    Dusty Miller
    Hackberry
  • Fleabane
    Foxglove
    Ceanothus
    Japanese Pagoda Tree
  • Sulfur Flower
    Blanket Flower
    Rock Rose
    Chinese Flame Tree
  • Coral Bells
    Daylily
    Sunrose
    Chinese Pistache
  • Spreading Juniper
    Iris
    Juniper
    Western Redbud
  • Evening Primrose
    Lily
    Mountain Mahogany
    Incense Cedar
  • Lavender Cotton
    Daffodil
    Smoke Tree
  • Santolina
    California Poppy
    Oregon Grape
  • Thyme
    Rose Moss
    Toyon-Christmas Berry
  • Lamb’s Ear
    Coffeeberry

See a sampling of the District Landscape water-saving plants below:

Click on the thumbnailed images below for a larger view