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Rosemary: One of the most useful of all herbs. Drought-tolerant, endures hot sun, but needs a very well-drained soil with lime. Seed germination is rather slow. Wonderful in almost any cooked dish, but especially on roasted meats and potatoes. A sprig or two in a bottle of olive oil or vinegar is an easy way to add savor to meals, and a fine gift. Aromatic leaves valued for potpourri, baths, herb wreaths. Medicinal: circulation, anti-aging, restorative, memory.

Rosemary: One of the most useful of all herbs. Drought-tolerant, endures hot sun, but needs a very well-drained soil with lime. Seed germination is rather slow. Wonderful in almost any cooked dish, but especially on roasted meats and potatoes. A sprig or two in a bottle of olive oil or vinegar is an easy way to add savor to meals, and a fine gift. Aromatic leaves valued for potpourri, baths, herb wreaths. Medicinal: circulation, anti-aging, restorative, memory.

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Bountiful Gardens in Willits, California -- Red Root

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asclepias-syriaca

Scented blossom; Attractive autumn colour; Attracts wildlife to feed or nest; All round tough plant suitable for problem areas; Fruit / berry producing; Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils; Tolerates cold exposed locations; Tolerates heavy clay soils.

Ribes sanguineum (American Current) to 6 ft. Hardy Medium growing deciduous Likes clay soil, drought tolerant full sun.

Agricultural Mustard: Excellent cover crop often used in orchards and vineyards. Suppresses weeds, nematodes and soil diseases, cycles nutrients, increases tilth. Also a high protein forage. Sow any time during the growing season. It can be harvested at any stage, but preferably just after flowering. Plant mid-Aug for winter cover. If broadcasting, mix seed well with 2 cups sand or fine soil for more even coverage.

Agricultural Mustard: Excellent cover crop often used in orchards and vineyards. Suppresses weeds, nematodes and soil diseases, cycles nutrients, increases tilth. Also a high protein forage. Sow any time during the growing season. It can be harvested at any stage, but preferably just after flowering. Plant mid-Aug for winter cover. If broadcasting, mix seed well with 2 cups sand or fine soil for more even coverage.

Horehound: This perennial native of England from earliest times has had many uses, from flavoring candy to curing coughs and colds. Tolerates poor soil, likes full sun and good drainage. Drought tolerant. Give it an annual trim to keep up its appearance.One packet will plant 50 sq ft when using 9" spacing in the bed.

Horehound: This perennial native of England from earliest times has had many uses, from flavoring candy to curing coughs and colds. Tolerates poor soil, likes full sun and good drainage. Drought tolerant. Give it an annual trim to keep up its appearance.One packet will plant 50 sq ft when using 9" spacing in the bed.

Echium plantagineum "Blue Bedder" Goof proof, bee-loved and blue, this bountiful bloomer from the Mediterranean is deer proof, too! Fast growing into an impressive mound 20” x 20” (in rich soil) of blue, cup-shaped blooms with pink buds, it blooms for months!

Echium plantagineum 'Dwarf Blue Bedder' - Important For Bees - Flowers Seeds

Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun' loves it hot! Very drought tolerant once established. Long bloom time for summer enjoyment. (False Sunflower)

Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun'

Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun' loves it hot! Very drought tolerant once established. Long bloom time for summer enjoyment. Plant with Honeysuckle Shrub which attracts Goldfinch.

Siberian Iris is also rabbit resistant.  Blooms slightly later than Bearded Iris.  Zones 4-9, height of 1-3 feet, and will grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil.

Editors' Picks: Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants

Siberian Iris is also rabbit resistant. Blooms slightly later than Bearded Iris. Zones height of feet, and will grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil.

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