Your Sustainable Backyard Resources

western redbud in bloom

Our "Your Sustainable Backyard" series provides workshops and resources for knowledgeable gardeners that wish to improve home gardening knowledge and skills. Find resources on topics such as low water use landscaping, issues in invasive pests and diseases, soil health, and creating a living landscape.

Water-Wise Plants

  • WUCOLS IV

    • A data base with over 1,700 species and cultivars of plants. Search by region to find plants for your landscape. Read the WUCOLS IV Manual to get started
  • UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

    • A listing of 100 plants chosen by horticulturalists that thrive in California's Central Valley