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The Plants of Granite Gardens

We started propagating plants in a desperate attempt to find more plants that would be appropriate for dry Sierra Foothill gardens. We have had many failures but also many successes.
The main purpose of this website is to share our experience with you. Our Plant Database information on many of the plants we have succeeded with. Look for the code TNT throughout the database to indicate plants that are "Tried and True" in the Sierra Foothills. These are plants that have proven easy or reliable in gardens known to us.
You can navigate through our database of plants by using the alphabetical index on the sidebar. (The letter corresponds to the Genus.)
Or, if you are patient, by using the numerical pager on the bottom.

Plant Description
Genista delphinensis Dense green mat of ground hugging “winged” stems. Covered with yellow broom flowers in spring. 3 1 218 4
Globularia cordifolia Dense mats of small glossy green leaves topped with miniature lilac blue powderpuff flowers in spring. Excellent for the mediterranean rock garden. 5 12 5
Globularia repens Mat forming miniature subshrub with tiny green leaves and lavender blue powder-puffs in late spring. Very Cute! 1 8 5
Globularia spinosa Small clumps of grey-green holly like leaves. Lavender flowers. Some consider it one of the best Globularias. 5 5
Globularia tricosantha One of the larger Globularias, a wonderful mat of glossy green foliage topped with purple powderpuff flowers on 8 inch stems in early spring. Much tougher than the deep green glossy leaves would lead you to believe. 8 18
Gypsophila nana A very dwarf Gypsophila. Mound of bright green foliage covered with rose-pink flowers in spring. Delightful in the rock garden. 3 8