For My 100th Post - 100 of My Favorite Landscape Plants to Share

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For My 100th Post - 100 of My Favorite Landscape Plants to Share

It took me three years to get to record my 50th post and just a little over two months to write my next 50!  I have to admit there was an Activerain challenge among members involved and I simply can't reisist a challenge!! Anyway... for my 50th post, I shared with you the 50 Things I Have No Regrets About.  It was a little harder to come up with a blog idea having to do with 100 things.  As I mentioned in my blog last week, Most of My Education I Received After College, while my kids were young and I was a stay-at-home mom, I took lots of Horticulture classes. Three of them had to do with plant identification which made me open up my eyes and see the beauty of plant life, in not only their flower or leaf color, but leaf shape, texture, and size along with the plant's overall structure.  

Here are 100 of my favorite landscape plants that all grow well in El Dorado Hills and the Sacramento Region in general.  There is no order as to the my preference.  Most of the names are the common name or the botanical family name. (I tried to list them the way, I have heard them called most often.)  With many of them, I am partial to several varieties and it was hard to limit to 100 so I just listed the family name.




-Crab Apple

-Weeping Cherry Chinese Pistache and Cape Plumbago


-European Olive

-Ginko Biloba

-Japanese Maple


-Purple Leaf Flowering Plum

-Citrus – Lime, Lemon, Satsuma

-Crape myrtle                                            

-Chinese Pistache (pictured right)

-Star Magnolia


-Purple Smoke Tree

-Italian Cypress

-Queen Palm

-California Pepper Tree






-Camellia – Japanese / Yuletide (pictured here -I've been training it as an espalier)               Yuletide Camelia Espalier

-Dark Star Ceanothus

-Rockrose – orchid or white

-Winter Daphne


-Sago Palm



-Flannel Bush



-Kerria japonica


-Tea Tree

-Chinese Fringe Flower

-Oregon Grape


-Strawberry Tree (but don’t put them near sidewalks as the fruit is messy)





-Dwarf Myrtle


-Flowering Currant

-Sage – All Varieties

-Pineapple Guava

-Varigated Mock Orange




-Plumbago (Cape Plumbago pictured in top picture with blue flowers)


-Indian Hawthorn

-Bush Anemone



-Winter Blooming Bergenia


-Bleeding Heart

-Lavender (English, Spanish, and French)




-Wall Flower

-Lenten Rose

-Cat Mint

-African Daisy



-Baby’s Tears

-Trillium- Wake Robin

-Calla Lily

-Echinacea – Purple and White



-Santa Barbara Daisy



-Million Bells




-Lambs Ears

-Black–Eyed Susan

-Japanese Anemone



-Chocolate Cosmos


-California Poppy



-Baby Blue Eyes



-Five Leaf Akebia


-Star Jasmine


-Passion Flower

-Chinese Wisteria

-Potato Vine


I am a REALTOR® in El Dorado Hills with Lyon Real Estate.Though living in El Dorado Hills is my passion, I am happy to help you with your real estate needs throughout the Sacramento Valley. For more information on me or our wonderful area visit my website at www.DeeDeeRiley.comor email me at




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Please keep in mind -the views expressed herein are my personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate.

By DeeDee Riley 2011 *All Rights Reserved*For My 100th Post- 100 of My Favorite Landscape Plants to Share



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Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Okay DeeDee, what are you going to do when you get up the two, three and four hundreth posts?  Good luck.

Jan 09, 2011 04:28 PM #1
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
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My GOSH DeeDee!  I didn't even know there were that many varieties of available plants on the market.

Jan 09, 2011 06:02 PM #2
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Liz,  I have no idea!  This was bad enough!:)  Thanks for your comment!

Cameron, and so many I had to leave off.  I have or have had most of these in my yard one time or another!  Thanks so much for your comment!

Jan 09, 2011 06:46 PM #3
Joshua Harley
Fathom Realty - Plano, TX
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DeeDee what a clever way to do your 100th Post!  Congratulations!

Jan 10, 2011 04:36 AM #4
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Thanks Joshua!

Jan 10, 2011 07:14 PM #5
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