How To Cope with a Slope!
Strategies for gardening on hillsides with horticulturalist Ellyn Shea on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am!

The Bay Area is full of hills, but don’t let the steep slope of your yard scare you away from creating a beautiful garden!

Hillsides are a challenge, whether they are dry or irrigated, sunny or shady. Join us on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am with consulting horticulturalist and certified arborist Ellyn Shea to learn strategies for gardening on slopes so you can enjoy a beautiful and productive garden without wasting water or losing soil!

Ellyn will address so many of the issues facing hillside gardeners and share her best tips and techniques for assessing your situation and exposure, irrigation best practices, design techniques, and, of course, plant selection!

Bring your questions, Ellyn has answers!

You've got problems! We've got plants!
Read more about our favorite problem-solving plants

Zauschneria septentrionalis 
‘Wayne’s Silver’
Salvia leucophylla x clevelandii 
‘Pozo Blue’

Zauschneria septentrionalis ‘Wayne’s Silver’
To just 1’ high and 1-3’ wide, ‘Wayne’ is an excellent choice for dry borders, parking strips or hillsides. Rugged and reliable but more compact and less rampant thank other California Fuchsias. Platinum foliage and flashy crimson trumpets make a stunning show Summer into late Fall!

Salvia leucophylla x clevelandii ‘Pozo Blue’
A natural hybrid discovered as a seedling by Las Pilitas Nursery, ‘Pozo Blue’ inherited S. leucophylla’s extreme toughness and S. clevelandii’s scented foliage. Super adaptable to soils, including sand and CLAY! Cold, heat and drought tolerant and deer resistant!

Euphorbia characias ‘Dwarf’
Salvia spathacea “Crimson Sage”

Euphorbia characias ‘Dwarf’
One of the toughest, most adaptable plants you can grow!
Boasting big beautiful chartreuse flower heads on a compact 2.5' x 3' plant, it's perfect for neglected hillsides!
SUPER EASY, drought tolerant, not fussy about soil, deer and gopher resistant! Self-sows to cover more ground!

Salvia spathacea “Crimson Sage”
“Hummingbird Sage”

A showy native groundcover for dry shade! Blooming Spring thru Summer, 1” bright magenta flowers sprout from burgundy calyces. To 1-3’ tall, it spreads by rhizomes to 4’ across with fruity scented leaves. Grows well under oaks!

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
One of the candy-appley reddest Yarrows we’ve ever seen! Drought, deer and clay tolerant, it's super adaptable to low/high water and makes a fantastic 1' x 2' filler in hillside gardens with flower spikes topping 3'. Evergreen in warm Winter areas, hardy to USDA zone 3!

Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’
For sunny dry slopes, 'Joyce' is a fantastic, long-lived, large-scale groundcover, growing up to 2’ x 8’, taking up a large footprint with almost no care. Fragrant blue blooms in Spring are attractive to bees, butterflies and hummers. Evergreen, clay tolerant and fire-resistant, deer resistant!

Heuchera maxima “Alum Root” Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'

Heuchera maxima “Alum Root”
For shady slopes, this durable CA native is an excellent and EASY long-lived choice. Those fancy, colorful hybrid Heucheras can’t hold a candle to the toughness of this species! Attractive upright blooms over a long period, thrives under oaks, drought tolerant and deer resistant!

Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'
Tough as nails and happy in extreme conditions like CLAY, HEAT and DROUGHT, this native groundcover quickly spreads to 3' or more, making a dense, flat, weed suppressing silvery carpet only a few inches tall – great for parking strips or hillsides! Grows well under oaks!

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Check out our Get Ready For Summer Tutorial!

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