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OC Plants Gallery 

Features an interactive garden gallery and plant database to help you figure out how best to implement a sustainable landscape. Create your own plant list and find inspirational designs, beautiful plants, and landscape design assistance.

California Native Plants

Native plants support biodiversity! Visit to download plant lists, design templates, and find local plant nurseries. 

Check out this video on how to plant native plants in your garden! 

SMWD Landscape Design Style Guides

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Click on the style above to download a FREE landscape design template that SMWD has developed.

Start Small & Keep It Simple

Click the image below to download a simple example of a design template and low water use plant palette.

Example Design Template

Plant of the Month

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Shrubby Germander

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

  • Germander is an evergreen shrub w/ silver grey leaves.
  • Flowers Summer through Fall.
  • Prefers full sun and tolerates all soils.
  • Germander grows to about 4' tall to 5' wide and can be hedged.
  • Will tolerate reflective heat, drought, and considerable cold.