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Maintenance recommendation


There are many opinions on and multiple acceptable ways to maintain plants. In an effort for clarity and transparency, below are the resources we used for the maintenance recommendations found in the Inland Valley Garden Planner. They are a combination of professional experience from Waterwise Conservation Center / Chino Basin Water Conservation District staff and trusted outside sources. If you have additional recommendations or disagree with our recommendations for any of the plants, we would love to hear from you at [email protected]. We are constantly striving to improve the usefulness of this resource.


D) Dave Schroeder, Staff at Waterwise Community Center / Chino Basin Water Conservation District
S) Scott Kleinrock, Staff at Waterwise Community Center / Chino Basin Water Conservation District
1) Mike Evans, Tree of Life Nursery, In the Natural Garden (Web Publications), available at
2) Hellen Popper, California Native Gardening: A Month-By-Month Guide, University of California Press, 2012 (Book)
3) Bart O’Brien, Betsy Landis, and Ellen Mackey, Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 2006 (Book, out of print)
4) Robert Perry, cross referenced from this website
5) The New Sunset Western Garden Book, Ninth Edition, Time Home Entertainment, Inc., 2012 (Book)
6) Las Pilitas Nursery –
7) Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O’Brien, California Native Plants for the Garden, Cachuma Press, 2005 (Book).
8) Mountain States Wholesale Nursery –
9) Desert Tropicals –
10) San Marcos Growers –
11) Emily Green, Los Angeles Times
12) Aussie Green Thumb –
15) Monrovia Nursery –
16) John Greenlee –
17) Life is a Garden –
18) Douglas Kent, California Friendly: A Maintenance Guide of Landscapers, Gardeners, and Land Managers, Douglas Kent + Associates, 2017 (Book, available online free at
19) Tesselaar Plants –

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