PID's Demonstration Garden

About. The garden allows ridge residents to learn more about the best plants for ridge landscaping, water-wise gardening concepts and different ways to efficiently irrigation a ridge garden and yard.

Visitors can wander through the garden and see first-hand planting areas which have a focus on erosion control, plants to encourage butterflies, pollinators and birds; and drought-and-shade-tolerant plants.

Planning your visit. The garden is open from dawn to dusk at 6344 Clark Road (the north driveway to the Paradise Irrigation District office), Paradise, CA 95969. Questions? Call 530/877-4971

June 2018 Water Use

  • Planted area: 2,139 square feet.
  • Temperature Range: 47.5 °F to 99.2 °F
  • Average Temperature: 74 °F
  • Water used: 3.7 units of water (2,767.6 gallons)
  • Cost of the water: $6.00 (PID Rates)

 

Garden Bed A

Erosion Control

Explore Bed A - Erosion Control -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the erosion control demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed A - Erosion Control
Angelina Stonecrop (Sedum Angelina)
Bearberry Cotoneaster (Contoneaster dameri)
Golden Breath of Heaven (Coleonema pulchrum)
Purple Form Stonecrop (Sedum hispanicum)
Tuscan Blue Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalus)
Bed A Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 215

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Garden Bed B

Fire-resistant plants

Explore Bed B - Fire-resistant or deer-resistant plants -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the fire-resistant demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed B - Fire-resistant or deer-resistant plants
Black Rage Flax (Phormium tenax)
Blue Note Sage (Salvia blue note)
Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperia)
Goldstrum Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
Bed B Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 102

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Garden Bed C

Butterflies & pollinators

Explore Bed C - Butterflies & Pollinators -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the butterfly / pollinator demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed C - Butterflies & Pollinators
Harlequin Four O'Clocks (Mirabilis jalana)
Pow Wow Wildberry Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Miss Molly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Silky Red Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Violet Pinks (Dianthus chinensis)
Bed C Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 441

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Garden Bed D

Birds & Hummingbirds

Explore Bed D - Birds & hummingbirds -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the birds & hummingbirds demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed D - Birds & hummingbirds
Amistad Sage (Salvia Amistad)
Black Knight Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower (Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit)
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica glauca)
Kaleidoscope Abelia (Abelia Kaleidoscope)
Bed D Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 479

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Garden Bed E

Natives

Explore Bed E - Natives -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the native plant demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed E - Natives
Blue Springs Beardtongue (Penstemon heterophyllus)
Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens)
Howard McMinn Manzanita (Arctostaphylos densiflora)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus rutilus)
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)
Dark Star California Lilac (Ceanothus Dark Star)
Bed E Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 692

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Garden Bed F

Shaded area

Explore Bed F - Shaded areas -
Explore the plant list and irrigation equipment used in the shaded area demonstration bed. All plants are well-suited to grow on the ridge and are drought tolerant.
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Explore Bed F - Shaded areas
Wine Common Periwinkle (Atropurpurea vinca minor)
Elizabeth Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica)
Bed F Irrigation Equipment
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Approximate square feet: 90

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Other Features

Mulch & Gravel

Mulch & Gravel -
Explore other options for your landscape. Consider using mulch, gravel, brick or pavers in your landscape design. These hardscape options are beautiful and don't require water!
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Mulch & Gravel
3/4" Southwest brown
3/8 Red-brown lava rock
River rock
Salt & Pepper
Redwood bark
3/4 Washed grey
Platinum mist
Redwood mulch (Walk-on Bark)
Red lava rock
Rubber mulch nuggets (brown)
Pavers
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Jasmine along the fenceline

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Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) 

We've added Star Jasmine, a climbing vine along the garden fence. Jasmine has glossy leavees and sweet-scented flowers that bloom for two or three months starting in late spring. We planted our jasmine every ten feet along the fenceline and expect it to cover the fence in one to two years.

Approximate fence length: 120 feet

Plant Stage: Establishing

Avg. monthly water-use: TBD

Approximate cost for water: TBD

Irrigation schedule: 10 minutes every other day

Irrigation

IrrFence

Inline drip tubing is used to water this linear planting.   Emitters are 1 GPH spaced 12" apart

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