Garden for a Hot, Sandy Location - Knowledgebase Question

W. Sacramento, CA
Question by cewhite
November 16, 1997
What plants to you recommend for a location with sandy soil, irregular water supply, and full sun that tops 100 degrees throughout the summer?


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Answer from NGA
November 16, 1997

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Are you interested in ornamental shrubs, annual flowers, groundcovers, or vegetables? There are a number of plants that, once established, will thrive in the desert scenario you present. California poppy, blanket flower, sedum, and yarrrow are popular perennials.

Water-wise gardening (or xeriscaping) is a popular subject in many gardening books. You might browse through them at your local library.

California poppy, blanket flower, sedum, and yarrrow are popular perennials.

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