Water Wise Garden

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Glendora Public Library's Water Wise Garden


Saving water while creating a lush landscape suited to our Southern California climate.

Library Garden in July 2012This is a snapshot of the garden in July. 

Chocolate Flower with brown center and long thing yellow petals



Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata)

The flower of this North American native perennial smells like chocolate!



 Cistus flower with thin papery white petals and small yellow center


Bennet's White Rock Rose (Cistus x 'Bennet's White')

Gorgeous white flowers in spring. 





Heatwave Sage plant with pale green leaves and pinkish flowers



 Flare Heatwave Sage (Salvia x 'Flare')

The sages attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. 




Redbud tree with reddish purple blossoms 



Mexican Redbud (Cercis Mexicana)

This deciduous tree blooms in the spring. 





Garden plant list

Garden diagram

Some helpful websites:

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden  

Metropolitan Water District's

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants 

California Native Plant Society

USDA's Plant Database

Las Pilitas Nursery California Native Plants List

California Poppies 

Plants donated by Monrovia Nursery Co.  Project sponsored by the Glendora Public Library, The Environmental Services Division, The Water Division, and The Parks Division. 



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