The Q&A Archives: Drought/Wind Resistant Potted Plants

Question: I'm new to the southern CA area (VERY windy here and the back yard is mostly sunny) and have a black thumb...would like to try my hand at growing some potted plants. Don't want to introduce any plants that are NOT native to this area. Any suggestions for low-maintenance, drought and wind resistant plants? They'll be in a courtyard (house is U-shaped) that is mostly sunny.

Thanks for any help/information you can provide.

Answer: There are about 6000 native plants from which to choose - here's a web address listing and describing each one:

Once you've narrowed down the search and chosen your favorites, you can plant to your heart's content. Enjoy your new garden!

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