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The aromatic leaves of Bay laurel are used in soups and stews. The plant is another Mediterrean species well adapted to our climate, accepting sun or shade, drought or average watering. Grow as a shrub or allow it to become a tree — eventually quite large! Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Many flowering shrubs need regular watering, but some, such as flowering quince (Chaenomeles) can tolerate considerable drought. One of the earliest shrubs to bloom here.
Callistemon, better known as bottlebrush, is an Australian native plant tolerant of very low watering. The blooms come every two to three months, nearly every season, and are very attractive to hummingbirds. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Rosemary is a culinary herb, but it’s also a great, tough landscape plant for our area. There are upright types such as this Tuscan Blue. Tolerant of heat and drought, it has pretty blue flowers in winter and spring. Full sun or light shade. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Rosemary is a culinary herb, but it’s also a great, tough landscape plant for our area. There are trailing types, such as this Irene. Tolerant of heat and drought, it has pretty blue flowers in winter and spring. Full sun or light shade. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Cactus collectors know that they are very low care, and often have spectacular blooms. This Cereus hybrid put out several of these brilliant flowers, six inches across, over several weeks in late spring. Don Shor/Courtesy photo

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