How to Plant a Garden
From Santa Rosa comes instruction in not watering your garden.
In light of the water crisis, the Sonoma County Master Gardeners have put their heads together to compile a list of super-drought-tolerant plants….
These tend to be natives or plants that originated in Mediterranean climates not unlike California that experience only minimal rainfall in summer…
Among favorites… are manzanitas, of which there are varieties not only native to California but native to Sonoma County….
Another plant that will take water neglect is Dudleya, a native succulent, similar to echeveria.
They put together a good list of locally climate-appropriate plants. Go check it out.