SMWD SustainaBlue Plants

SMWD SustainaBlue Landscapes

SMWD SustainaBlue Landscapes features an interactive garden gallery and plant database to help you figure out how best to implement a sustainable landscape! Find inspirational designs, beautiful plants, and landscape design assistance.


SMWD SustainaBlue Plant List

SMWD SustainaBlue Plant List: Download our SMWD SustainaBlue Plant List which features easy-to-find plants to transform your landscape. The list includes plant links to our SustainaBlue Landscapes page.

OC Friendly Landscapes

What's your style?


CA Native, Coastal Influence, Cottage, Mediterranean, Modern, OC Friendly


Visit to access FREE landscape design templates for front yards and other helpful landscape resources like plant lists, irrigation plans, and more.


Start Small & Keep It Simple

CLICK HERE to download a simple example of a design template and low water use plant palette.

Plant Resources

Watering Native Plants

Free Landscape Designs with Plant Lists

Sunset Magazine's 21 Lawn-Free Yards

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design Plans

Avoid Planting Invasive Plants!

Tree of Life Nursery Planting Guide

Las Pilitas Nursery Guide: When to Plant CA Natives

Where to Buy Native & CA Friendly Plants

How to Care for Trees During Drought


Concha California Lilac

Ceanothus 'Concha'


California native shrub!

Height & Width: 6' to 8'

Flower Color: blue

Bloom Time: spring

Water: low

Exposure: full sun, half sun

Garden Uses: attracts hummingbirds & butterflies

For more info and photos of Concha California Lilac visit


 Turf Removal Examples

Hover your cursor over the photos to see the pre/post landscapes!  


turf removal pre post




Growing CA Native Plants


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