Designing The Fire-Safe Landscape
with designer and sustainability champion Kate Frey, Saturday, April 28 at 11 am!

After the devastating fires in Northern California last year and other notable urban all fires around the world, fire-safety is something we gardeners are thinking about more and more. How do we evaluate and renovate existing landscapes or create a new garden for fire safety? What changes can we make to create a more fire-safe situation in our own gardens and neighborhoods?

Join us on Sat., April 28 at 11am as our favorite garden designer and sustainability expert Kate Frey answers those questions and more as she covers the essentials of designing a fire-safe landscape. From site analysis and creating defensible space to design, management and selecting appropriate plant varieties in fire-prone areas, Kate will cover everything you need to know to start planning your own fire-safe garden. Sure to be packed with info – and also packed! Arrive early to claim a seat and bring your questions!

with tips from Kate ON OUR BLOG!

Our Favorite Fire-Resistant Plants!
Check out the complete list of Fire-Resistant Plants!
Beschorneria yuccoides
'Flamingo Glow’ Calandrinia spectabilis

Beschorneria yuccoides 'Flamingo Glow’
Uber dramatic in leaf and flower, this luscious Beschy deserves a spot front and center! Gold-striped foliage to 3-5' tall with a massive, stunning bright pink candelabra bloom. EASY and deer resistant, too.

Calandrinia spectabilis
Heroic in harsh landscapes, this spectacular Chilean perennial is EASY and everblooming in dry or difficult spots. Blooms May to forever in temperate climates. Hardy to USDA zone 8.

Eriogonum latifolium "Seaside Buckwheat" Zauschneria californica, syn. Epilobium canum “California Fuchsia”

Eriogonum latifolium "Seaside Buckwheat"
Beautiful Buckwheats are a boon to bees and other pollinators, not to mention an excellent choice for edging, containers and erosion control. Salt and wind tolerant. Deer resistant and drought tolerant!

Zauschneria californica “California Fuchsia”
Outstanding for feeding hummers and Swallowtail butterflies but doesn't need the perfect drainage many named varieties demand! Requires ZERO Summer water once established. Hardy USDA zone 8.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Longer blooming, longer lived and better adapted to clay soil than straight P. heterophyllus, 'Margarita' is unbeatable for the dry, well-drained garden, rock gardens and containers. Hardy USDA zone 7!

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'
A bloom machine producing an endless supply of 4" ruby-mahogany flowers early Summer to Fall! Easy-going like all Rudbeckias, it's clay, heat, drought and humidity tolerant. Hardy to USDA zone 5!

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst' Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst'
An AB FAB and dramatic focal point anywhere you plant it, this colorful carousel of a Canary Island succulent provides endless admiration at the edge of a bed, along a pathway or in a handsome container.

Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’
This Sonoma Coast selection is compact and tidy, topping out at 1' tall x 2' wide.
Tough enough to handle heat, drought and deer and perfect for windy, coastal gardens. Hardy USDA zone 5!

'Georgia Peach Pie' Aquilegia eximia
“Serpentine Columbine”

Dianthus 'Georgia Peach Pie'
and sweet as a peach for 2018! Long blooming Spring to Fall with 2” peachy-pink fragrant flowers. Handsome 12" x 12" weed-suppressing mat. USDA zone 4!

Aquilegia eximia
“Serpentine Columbine”

Jaw-dropping 2" "jester's hats" on a stately 5' tall plant! Mildew resistant, clay soil tolerant. Blooms Spring and Summer, hummingbirds and bees!

Lupinus ‘Manhattan Lights’
Tall, dark and handsome – this new and improved Lupine is our latest obsession! Mildew resistant and vigorous with electric purple and yellow blooms. USDA zone 4!

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