First, as a throwback to Koo's childhood in the dry Sierra Foothills, Bennett and the team from her former company (Star Apple Edible Gardens) kept the yard's existing manzanita bushes, added silver-leafed fuchsias (Zauschneria
septentrionalis), and seeded blocks (with Koo's help) of iconic orange poppies.
CALIFORNICA BRING some Californian warmth into the garden with these zingy orange-red flowers in late summer/early autumn.
If you've got a bright, sunny, welrained spot on the rockery then the tiny trailing flowers of Zauschneria
californica, massed together to form a block of vibrant orange-red, should not be missed.
In the autumn of 1871, "far and high in the mountains" with bread gone, he feasted on manzanita berries "like a bear." Another time he followed the example of hummingbirds and sucked nectar from the long tubes of Zauschneria
, California fuchsia.
Crane also suggests reddish orange California fuchsia (Zauschneria
californica), a native perennial that's an important late-summer food source for hummingbirds.