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Pick Out Water-wise Plants at Our Local Nurseries!

Jun 24, 2020 at 1:30pm

Check out the best plants to grow this season and find out where to grow them locally. 

It’s summertime and we’re making stormwater-savvy planting easy! Since High Desert weather is usually hot and dry, it is essential to plant flowers that can withstand heat, do not require the use of fertilizers or pesticides and use minimal water. That’s what makes them stormwater savvy! What’s more, when a plant requires minimal watering, we are less likely to have runoff which can carry fertilizers, pesticides and harsh chemicals into our watershed.

The Best Water-wise Plants For The Summer

Here are a few of our favorite water-wise flowers to consider. Click on the pictures below to learn more about each plant.

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa

Aloe Vera – Aloe barbadensis miller

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Local Nurseries

Not sure where to start? We’ve got the experts just for you! Over the years we have partnered with nurseries across the High Desert to share what it means to prevent stormwater pollution with garden-smart practices. The nurseries below are some of the trusted stormwater-savvy advisors that can help identify the perfect water-wise plant for you. Check out this list of local nurseries to support all your gardening needs.

  1. Oak Hills Nursery – Hesperia, CA
  2. Cal Herbold’s Nursery – Hesperia, CA
  3. Nate’s Nursery – Apple Valley, CA
  4. Lopez Landscape and Nursery – Apple Valley, CA
  5. Mark Nellies Nursery – Victorville, CA

We’d love to see pictures of your stormwater-savvy garden – tag us on Instagram or Facebook @mojaveriver. Happy gardening!

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