As we transition to Fall ( Ithink it's cooling down) a reminder that September and October are the best months for planting in our Socal Desert Landscape. The weather is milder and the threat of any kind of freeze is still months away. For some inspiration, take a trip to the Theodore Paine Nursery in Sun Valley which specializes in propogating native california plants and flowers.
Not only are native plants easier to grow, for obvious reasons, but they're incredibly drought tolerant, keeping watering to a minimum. Plus a trip to Sun Valley will yield an idea of what LA was like before all the development. You can also check out Sunset's Guide to September planting for some more ideas of what to plant in the fall.