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Red Damask Tea Tree
Dusty Miller, Silver Groundsel
Hidcote Lavender
Purple Robe Locust
Ajuga, Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle
Common Lilac
Red Damask Tea Tree

Common name:Red Damask Tea Tree
Botanical name:Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'

Leptospermum sco. is an evergreen shrub or tree. 1/2 in. flowers are showy. Branches densely set with needlelike green leaves.

Dusty Miller, Silver Groundsel

Common name:Dusty Miller, Silver Groundsel
Botanical name:Senecio cineraria

The Dusty Miller exhibits growth to 1' or more, with velvet gray leaves that have broad, roundish lobes. Yellow flowers heads appear through the middle of the plant during most months of the year. Head back occasionally to encourage bushiness.

Hidcote Lavender

Common name:Hidcote Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

This is a slow growing lavender that grows to 1ft. tall with deep purple flowers. It is drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Purple Robe Locust

Common name:Purple Robe Locust
Botanical name:Robinia X ambigua 'Purple Robe'

Robinia X ambigua 'Purple Robe' is a deciduous tree that grows 25' to 40' tall and 12' to 25' wide with compound green leaves. It requires full sun, low watering (drought tolerant), and will live in poor soil. It has blue, pink, and purple flowers that bloom from April to June.

Ajuga, Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle

Common name:Ajuga, Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle
Botanical name:Ajuga reptans

This colorful groundcover will grow in shade or sun with slightly moist soil. It is an evergreen with purplish rosettes that spread quickly on priplish stems. Blue bloom spikes cover these plants in April and May, and are 6-8" when blooming. This versatile groundcover can also be used in shady wildflower beds. -Holland Wildflower Farm

Common Lilac

Common name:Common Lilac
Botanical name:Syringa vulgaris

Forms of the common lilac grow to a height of 15' and are equally wide, but can be kept smaller with careful shaping. The dark green leaves are roundish, oval and pointed that grow to 5" long. In the spring, clusters of fragrant, lilac flowers are borne. The plant requires full sun for proper growth.

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Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.