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A village in the US only be reached by foot or helicopter

This is interesting and I just have to share. The village is in Grand Canyon- Arizona.

Supai Village in Arizona

Here is a description from Wikipedia

Supai has been referred to as “the most remote community” in the contiguous United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is accessible only by helicopter, on foot or by mule. Supai is 8 miles (13 km) from the nearest road and has no automobiles in the community. More info can be read on wikipedia

Additional photos can be viewed at bbc.com/travel

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20180222-the-tiny-village-hidden-inside-the-grand-canyon

 

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Top 5 drought tolerant shrubs for OC homeowners

If you decide not to water your lawn this summer and plants drought tolerant trees in October, you should consider the following 5 native California shrubs.

1- Lemonadeberry (scientific name: Rhus integrifolia) lemonade-berry

  • bloom period: February to May
  • preference: sun/dry
  • edible: berry is edible and can be used for  lemonade
  • height: 3′
  • other information: evergreen shrub
  • More photos on google.com

2- California Honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula) california-honeysuckle

  • bloom period: May to August
  • preference: sun/moist to shade/dry
  • height: 1′
  • edible: fruit is edible
  • humming bird: attract humming bird
  • other information: climbing deciduous shrub
  • More photos on google

3- Bladder Pod (Isomeris arborea) bladder-pod-shrub

  • bloom period: most of the year
  • preference: sun/dry
  • height: 4′ to 7′
  • edible: fruit is edible
  • other information: evergreen shrub; flame retardant; found only in California
  • More photos of Bladder Pod on google images

4- Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla) purple-sage

  • bloom period: April to July
  • preference: sun/dry
  • height: 4′ to 8′
  • edible: fruit has fragance and is edible
  • other information: foliage has fragance and edible; can only be found in California
  • More photos on Google

5- Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata) sugar bush shrub

  • bloom period: April to May
  • preference: sun/dry
  • height: grow to 10′
  • edible: fruit is edible
  • other information: evergreen shrub; mainly in California with some in Arizona and Baja California
  • More photos on Google.com

Nurseries

In Orange county, we googled and found two nurseries that carry California native plants:

If you know any other nursery in SoCal, please let us know we will update the list.

Links

  • Native Plants of the Palos Verdes Peninsula that are Suitable for Gardens – http://sccnps.org/plants-of-local-interest
  • California-Friendly Guide to Native and Drought Tolerant Garden – http://www.lvmwd.com/home/showdocument?id=711
  • Wikipedia list of California Native Plants – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_native_plants
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