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Northern California

Selecting plants suited to the Northern California climate is a key step to success.

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.

Northern California lies in Climate Zones 1 through 9, and 14 through 17. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & Deep Red Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and rich red, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & White Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and golden-yellow, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and soft blue, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and purple, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Violet Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and rich violet, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Lavender Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and lavender, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Pink Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and soft pink, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Playa La Vista

This small condo backyard, originally a steep hill and not a useable space, has been beautifully terraced by Pat Brodie Landscape Design with stone and includes succulents, seasonal color, and drought tolerant plants.

Soft Autumn Colors

Extend the flowering season of your garden from summer to fall with this harmonious and serene-looking combination of late bloomers

Softening Path Edges With Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans or Bugleweed has been selected here by Arthur Lathouris, an Australian award-winning landscape designer, to soften the path edges leading visitors to the house through the front garden and around the back garden.

Splashes Of Colors For My Shady Garden

A stunning border for shady gardens. Created by Carter Rohrer Co, only 3 ingredients were used to achieve this lovely decor.