A star of the California native plant garden is Brandegee’s Sage, Salvia brandegei.  It’s fast, lush, floriferous, resilient, deerproof and remarkably drought-tolerant.  Join me in my springtime garden, as I sit in a patch of this intoxicating sage, extolling its virtues.

A CA native plant gardener for 20 years, Leslie Lipton has been caring for her habitat garden in Yosemite Lakes Parks since 2013.  Join her and other YLP residents at Native Plants Live Here for advice, education, and celebration of our native treasures.  Visit the Equestrian Center demo garden for inspiration for your own home.

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