Gardening with California Native Plants: Inland, Foothill, and Central Valley Gardens


Anyone who has moved inland from coastal areas, or anyone who has read books, blog posts and articles based on coastal-California gardening, soon discovers that it’s a different story once you try to establish a native-based garden in the Great Central or other inland valley, or up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Mixing inspiration with practical advice, this primer, organized around the major topics of “Designing,” “Planting,” “Maintaining,” and “Plants and Special Uses,” can help property owners and managers succeed in creating great inland and foothill California gardens.


166 pages, paperback, includes table of content, additional resources.

Author Peyton Ellas is the owner of Quercus Landscape Design and the owner of Auntie’s Home Grown Farm. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with rescued animals and thousands of plants.

Additional information

Weight .144 lbs
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.0 in