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California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Sweet Alyssum
Parasol Aeonium
Aeonium Succulent species
Hen and Chicks
Pride Of Madeira
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue/green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Sweet Alyssum

Common name:Sweet Alyssum
Botanical name:Lobularia maritima

Lobularia maritima is an annual. Low, branching, trailing plant to 1 ft. tall, with narrow or lance-shaped leaves 1/2-2 in. long. Tiny, four-petaled white flowers crowded in clusters. Reseeds along coast.

Parasol Aeonium

Common name:Parasol Aeonium
Botanical name:Aeonium arboreum

An upright succulent with rosette leaf clusters. Forms a mound and can be easily propagated by cuttings. Naturalizes.

Aeonium Succulent species

Common name:Aeonium Succulent species
Botanical name:Aeonium species

These plants are one of the most useful succulents, due to their decorative effects and sculpturesque quality. The branched stems hold a wide rosetta of either light green or purple leaves. The flowers appear in long, clustered form. They need some shade in hotter areas. Prostrate forms are low-growing, and spreading.

Hen and Chicks

Common name:Hen and Chicks
Botanical name:Echeveria X 'Imbricata'

This succulent perennial is very small, growing only 2"-3" high. It produces orange, pink, and red blooms and does best in full sun and moist soil.

Pride Of Madeira

Common name:Pride Of Madeira
Botanical name:Echium candicans

Mature specimens of this evergren shrub can grow to a size of 6'-8' tall and 8'-10' wide. In the spring, spikes of rosy-violet to blue-purple flowers appear. It should receive sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering when established. This plant can be severely damaged by frost below 25 degrees F. Reseeds vigorously.

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Common name:Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
Botanical name:Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'

The dark green foliage of this plant is produced in the form of flattened planes. It has very slow groth properties to a size of 3' high by 2' wide. It requires partial shade for growth, and is a choice plant for either rock or oriental gardens.

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.