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.