Low Water Plant Lists

Online Resources

California Watershed Approach Landscape Design book CA Watershed Approach to Landscape Design

For the California native plant society directory of plants for zip code 93023, you can save plants to a list, but you first need to set up an account, then look for plants that are saved to your profile. I found 822 plants in the Ojai area here:
http://calscape.org/loc-Ojai,%20Ca/?&poploc=1

See plant list and design samples from City of Corona that link to the Metropolitan Water District Water Wise plant data base:
https://www.coronaca.gov/government/departments-divisions/department-of-water-and-power/water-efficiency/landscaping/landscape-guides

See City of San Jose

POLLINATOR GARDEN RESOURCES

Butterfly Plant List from XERCES Society https://xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/plant-lists/pollinator-plants-california/

XERCES Society CA Native Bess Fact Sheet
Native Bees Plant list

FIRE RESISTANT PLANTS

HFH Plant List, Santa Barbara Fire Resistant Plant List

CA NATIVE plants Lists

For the California native plant society directory of plants for Ojai, you first need to se up an account, then look for plants that can be save to your profile. I found 822 plants in the Ojai area
CA Native Plant Society – Plant List for Ojai

El Nativo California Natives – Easy Medium Difficult to Grow

Drought Tolerant Plant Guidebook

Betsy Landis for CNPS-School Gardens Book secIIa,BL20110831

Nifty50_2009_illustrated

Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants Booklet attractingpollinators-1

TreePeople Native Plant List

Parkway Guidelines/Plant Lists

City of LA Parkway Guidelines/Plants

City of Corona Parkway Design/ City of West Hollywood Parkway Guidelines/Plants

City of Santa Barbara HW1 Coastal Corridor Parkway Guidelines

Water Wise Lawn Alternatives, City of Santa Barbara

Parkway Plant list from Weeding Wild Suburbia  

Gardening with Natives Р Design Plant Palettes, Layout and Ideas

City of San Jose

Goleta Water Edible Garden

GROWING FOOD

CA Rare Fruit Growers-SB & Ventura Chapter
Water Conservation Tips РVegetable Gardens 

TREES
Tree People Resources Page
Ojai Trees
Managing Your Turf During Drought
Turf Alternatives http://waterwisesb.org/asset.c/259
Your Lawn During Drought, UC AG & Natural Resources, Master Gardener Contra Costa County  http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/files/186273.pdf
Contra Costa County Drought Survival Guide for Lawns
https://lbre.stanford.edu/sem/sites/all/lbre-shared/files/docs_public/CCWD_DroughtSurvivalGuide_Lawns.pdf
Educational Resources for Watershed Education-Region 8 of CREEC
http://www.creec.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CREEC-Community-Resources-list-Region-8-2017.pdf
Climate Change
<pre><a href=”https://youtu.be/ohNNsC9Q5a8″>Heat Island Effect explained</a>
Newsletters/Blogs to follow
WATER DEEPLY is designed to help you understand the complex web of environmental, social and economic issues related to water in California. https://www.newsdeeply.com/water and http://toxictaps.newsdeeply.com/
California Water Blog https://californiawaterblog.com/
Association of CA Water Agencies https://www.acwa.com/news_document_type/newsletters/
Sustainable Conservation http://suscon.org/
Resources from UC CA Master Gardeners:  UC  Cooperative Extension http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/california_drought_expertise/droughttips/
33 Ways to Save Water in Your Home Garden
California Institute for Water Resources
California Water Districts & Associations
NEW! Coastal California Rain Gardens
NEW! Keeping Landscape Plantings Alive under Drought or Water Restrictions
Gardening Basics: How do I practice sustainable gardening?
Landscape Water Conservation Resources Map
Lawn Watering Guide for California
Managing Turfgrass During Drought
Managing Water, Sustainably
Questions & Answers About Water Conservation and Drought in the Landscape
Water Conservation Tips for Home Lawn and Garden
Below are links to local and State of California Water Use Efficiency mandates and changes, along with some water wise landscaping websites to make the most of the water we do have.
LOCAL Resources
Casitas Water Drought Declaration and Water Waste Prohibitions
City of Ojai Drought Information and Resources
Ventura County Seasonal Rainfall Map
County of Santa Barbara WaterWise Landscaping
City of Santa Barbara Drought and Water Conservation Information
STATE OF CA ‚Äď WATER USE EFFICIENCY
California Model Water Use Efficiency Ordinance (MWELO)
WUCOLS plant database of water requirements by region in CA
U.C. AG & Natural Resources-Master Gardeners
Capture the Rain and Let it Flow
Plant list for Rain Gardens
Water Conservations Tips for the Home Lawn & Garden
Sustainable Landscaping In California
GARDENS & PLACES TO VISIT
Meiners Oaks Elementary School -Watershed Friendly Garden
Cluff Vista Park in Ojai- Native Garden designed by Tom Bostrom
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens in Santa Barbara
Firescape Gardens at Stanwood Dr. and Mission Ridge Rd. in Santa Barbara
Ventura Botanical Gardens in Ventura
Seaside Gardens in Carpenteria
Lotus Land http://www.lotusland.org/ in Montecito
Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden  in Claremont
Grow Natives Nursery near UCLA in Veterans Garden
Descanso Gardens¬†in¬†La Ca√Īada Flintridge
South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula
San Luis Obispo Botanic Gardens in San Luis Obispo
The LA Arboretum in Arcadia
The Huntington Gardens in San Marino
Arlington Garden in South Pasadena
Point Vicente Interpetive Center in Palos Verde
REMOVING YOUR LAWN
There are several different ways to remove your lawn, some take longer than other. I like to  encourages homeowners to consider methods that reduce waste generation and chemical use, and recycle turf  back into your soil when possible.
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
California Native Plant Society
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Sonoma County Master Gardeners
Ocean Friendly Gardens
Stop Waste
Capturing Rainwater
Rain garden design and placement require planning (not too close to the foundation of buildings) and sizing (big enough to capture one inch of rain off of a nearby roof), along with the ability to drain into and percolate water into soil (based on soil texture and structure i.e. percentage of sand, silt and clay ). ¬†Rain gardens also need to be designed with spillways for very large rain event, so extreme amounts of rainwater can “spill out” and into the storm drains. ¬†And don’t forget the plants, which have to like being wet in the rainy season and dry in the summer. ¬†More info below:
San Luis Obispo Guide to LID
Iowa Rain Garden Design and Installation Manual
Youtube Videos Calculating Runoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMmNY7SimV8
Plants for Rain Gardens
LID Plant Guidance for Bio Retention
UC CAL Extension ¬†SEA GRANT ‚Äď Rain Gardens
G3-Green Gardens Group Design Manuals
Drought Tolerant Handbook from LA
San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines
Beverly Hills Garden Handbook
Plant Database from SO CAL Nurseries/Growers
Where to get native plants in SO CALIFORNIA
Tree of Life Nursery
El Nativo Growers
El Nativo -What CA Natives are Easy to GROW?
Matilija Nursery in Moorpark
Native Sons
The Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley
Monrovia Plant Catalog
Dave’s Garden Plant Files
San Marcos Growers in Sant Barbara
USDA Plant Finder
http://findnativeplants.com/pacific/california-native-plants/
Favorite Websites on WaterWise Plants:
WUCOLS WUCOLS plant database water requirements by region in CA
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE WEBSITE from Met Water District in LA
Gardening Success with Ca Native Plants from Master Gardeners of Sonoma County
LA County Green Building Program | DRP
CA Native Plant Society of LA and Santa Monica Mountains- List of Resources
Search by zip code http://www.mynativeplants.com/site
Nifty Fifty list of plants and other info from San Diego County Water Authority
Landscape Plants for California Gardens by Bob Perry download Ch 1-3
UC DAvis Arboretum All Stars
Sunset Waterwise Gardening
Eguide to a Watersmart Lifestyle (San Diego County Water Authority)
POLLINATOR GARDEN RESOURCES
Pollinator Plants for Southern California: coastal and foothills
Native Bees Plant list
FIRE RESISTANT PLANTS
HFH Plant List, Santa Barbara Fire Resistant Plant List
Compost/Mulch/Vermicompost
Worms
CA NATIVE plants Lists:
California Natives_ Easy Medium Difficult to Grow
DroughtTolerantPlantGuidebook
CNPS_SchoolGardensBooksecIIa,BL20110831
Nifty50_2009_illustrated
attractingpollinators-1
TreePeople Native Plant List
Parkway Guidelines/Plant Lists
City of LA Parkway Guidelines/Plants
City of West Hollywood Parkway Guidelines/Plants
City of Corona Parkway Design
City of Santa Barbara HW1 Coastal Corridor Parkway Guidelines
Water Wise Lawn Alternatives, City of Santa Barbara
Parkway Plant list from Weeding Wild Suburbia
Gardening with Natives ‚Äď ¬†Design Plant Palettes, Layout and Ideas
City of San Jose
Goleta Water Edible Garden
Native Plant Planting Instructions from Irvine Water District
GROWING FOOD
CA Rare Fruit Growers-SB & Ventura Chapter
Water Conservation Tips ‚Äď Vegetable Gardens
TREES
Tree People Resources Page
Ojai Trees
OPEN SPACE AND CONSERVATION
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
Ventura Land Trust
VENTURE RIVER WATERSHED WATCH
Friends of the Ventura River
Ventura River Watershed Council
Santa Barbara Channel Keeper
Ventura County Ocean Friendly Gardens
Surfrider Foundation
Managing Your Turf During Drought
Turf Alternatives http://waterwisesb.org/asset.c/259
Your Lawn During Drought, UC AG & Natural Resources, Master Gardener Contra Costa County  http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/files/186273.pdf
Contra Costa County Drought Survival Guide for Lawns
https://lbre.stanford.edu/sem/sites/all/lbre-shared/files/docs_public/CCWD_DroughtSurvivalGuide_Lawns.pdf
Educational Resources for Watershed Education-Region 8 of CREEC
http://www.creec.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CREEC-Community-Resources-list-Region-8-2017.pdf
Climate Change
Heat Island Effect explained
UC  Cooperative Extension
http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/california_drought_expertise/droughttips/
Los Padres National Forest Thomas Fire Burn Area Emergency (FBAE) Response Team Reportshttps://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lpnf/home/?cid=fseprd570093

BOOKS:
Coachella Valley plant book available for purchase at $10 https://dwa.org/conservation/efficient-landscaping/lush-efficient