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Planting Flowers in July in So Cal

We live in Santa Ana, CA (Orange County) & our garden is in great need of renovation. What flowers would have the most chance of success being planted in July? We need both perennial bush flowers (such as shrub roses) & low growing types (for a very narrow area - we have used begonias & impatiens in the past but I know it is rather late for that).
Submitted by mnwill



Thanks for writing. If you're able to keep your plants well watered after planting while they get established, you can plant pretty much anything you want. The key is really to keep them from drying out as they get adjusted to your garden.


I'd start at your local garden center or nursery and see what plants are still available for sale.


Good luck! I'd love to see pictures when you're done!


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