Rabbitbrush

Rubbery Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa, formerly Chrysothamnus nauseosus) This plant isn’t native to the Sacramento Valley, but it’s quite abundant in harsh, cold desert mountains with gravelly soils all over the state. These photos were taken in Lebec, but there’s a lot of this plant in the Sierras. If anyone is growing this around Sacramento –…

Salvia 'Pozo Blue'

Grey Musk Sage

Pozo Blue Hybrid┬áMusk Sage (Salvia ‘Pozo Blue’). Evergreen shrub. Hummingbirds and carpenter bees love these plants. The hummingbirds arrive early in the morning before the bees are up, then move on to other flowers during the day. The foliage is as the name suggests – pungent. Water very sparingly in summer, if at all. These…