Hi! I have a sweet roof patio that has a fence around it, but no plants yet and I'd love to have a natives-only container garden. I have tons of south-facing, full sun space and a narrow bit of patio that faces east.
Ideally, I'd love for the plants to stay outside year-round, as I don't have a lot of indoor space to bring them inside in the winter. I would love to hear if anyone has opinions on what kinds of plants to place here. Some thoughts I've had and researched:
California Wild Grape - Vitis californica - for a vine to trellis on the fence
Orange Honeysuckle - Lonicera ciliosa - another vine to trellis on the fence, attracts butterflies and hummers
Bush Anemone - Carpenteria californica - love those fried egg blooms
Sticky Monkey Flower - Diplacus aurantiacus - another hummer attractor, lovely yellow blooms
California Fuschia - Zauschneria canum - beautiful and orange!!
some variety of fragrant jasmine (star jasmine? although that's a bit more common in PNW)
a variety of native sedums and succulents
anyway, would love to know some thoughts and if I'm heading in the right direction or not. I'm no plant expert, just an enthusiast.
We planted our front yard with nearly all native plants. I'm looking for recommendations on watering by species. I have learned (after killing a few) plants like Ceanothus need very, very little water. Once a week can kill! I don't have a list of my plants on me at the moment but I will post it later, for now just let me know what species you have, how often you water them and how much. Thanks!
List of my plants:
Arctostaphylos densiflora Baccharis pilularis Bouteloua gracilis Carpenteria californica Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Cercis occidentalis Epilobium californica Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriogonum nudum Fremontodendron californicum Mahonia aquifolium Muhlenbergia rigens Penstemon azureus Quercus lobata Salvia clevelandii Salvia leucophylla Spiraea douglasii Symphoricarpos albus