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New home in new gardening zone will this work?

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:30 pm
by indepspirit
I recently moved to Southern CA and have purchased a mobile home. While I'm not new to gardening I am new to this garden zone. I'm used to gardening in zone 5b and now I'm in 11a or 10b (live in Riverside CA near LA). The soil is different (hard and clay like) and I know the summers will be hotter. The place was a mess and all rock hard dirt when I moved in but I have transformed it to a nice patio and have added plants around it so I can enjoy the warm summers. There were a few plants that were dying off that I used and the rest are from plants I already had or free ones from Craigslist. So am trying to find out if the plants will survive the warmer climates and how to help them survive the heat. So here is what I have done so far.
Along the carport I planted 2 types of Jade plants that I had and used red apple as ground cover around the beds. I know a lot of people don't like the red apple but I do is easy to trim back and will cover quickly (plus it was free from my neighbors yard). I'm hopping that the jade will grow into bush like formations and make a nice row divider.
Along the carport I planted 2 types of Jade plants that I had and used red apple as ground cover around the beds. I know a lot of people don't like the red apple but I do is easy to trim back and will cover quickly (plus it was free from my neighbors yard). I'm hopping that the jade will grow into bush like formations and make a nice row divider.

Re: New home in new gardening zone will this work?

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:39 pm
by indepspirit
Continuing on only 6 attachments allowed :D That's about it for now on to the front of the house and see what I can do there.

Re: New home in new gardening zone will this work?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:52 pm
by NatureHillsNursery
How exciting to learn a new gardening zone, and what a beautiful place you have! It’s clear you have a decorator/gardening eye. My suggestion would be for the 2nd flower box. I think your idea of morning glories is a good one, but I would suggest Japanese Morning Glory as it’s said to be a tougher variety. I’ve grown it myself, and although I'm not in your zone, I know people grow it in California.