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Dome Euphorbia
European Grapevine
Hawaiian Heather, False Heather
Kangaroo Paws
Common Garden Canna
Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells
Aeonium Succulent species
Japanese Maple
New Zealand Flax
Hen and Chicks
Dome Euphorbia

Common name:Dome Euphorbia
Botanical name:Euphorbia characias

This perennial will reach about 4' tall and has blue/green leaves with bright green flowers that bloom from late winter to early spring.

European Grapevine

Common name:European Grapevine
Botanical name:Vitis vinifera

Grows 20-30' vining branches. Many named cultivar varieties of eating and wine-grapes.

Hawaiian Heather, False Heather

Common name:Hawaiian Heather, False Heather
Botanical name:Cuphea hyssopifolia

A shrubby dependable evergreen perennial that grows to 2' tall and 4' wide, the False Heather bears small, closely set leaves and tiny rose red flowers. It heaviest bloom period occurs in summer, with some flowers present almost all year. The plant requires part shade to shaded conditions, with average watering. This variety does excellent in containers. Frost tender.

Kangaroo Paws

Common name:Kangaroo Paws
Botanical name:Anigozanthos hybrids

This tender perennial is a clump-forming evergreen that produces fuzzy, yellow/green flowers that bloom in spring and last for over 2 months. Many sizes and varieties are available including yellow and pink flowers.

Common Garden Canna

Common name:Common Garden Canna
Botanical name:Canna X generalis Assorted Varieties

These lilies will grow anywhere from about 2-5' tall and have large dark green or bronzy green leaves with flowers that come in a variety of beautiful colors and that bloom spring to fall.

Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells

Common name:Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells
Botanical name:Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles'

This perennial will grow to about 3' tall and has dark chocolate colored leaves with purple flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

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.

Japanese Maple

Common name:Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum

This magnificent plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves which have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. They turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20', and requires shelter from hot winds. The leaves of this tree are small, light green in color, and deply lobed. It should also be noted that the tree remains spectacular throughout all seasons. Second picture by Steve Mullany.

New Zealand Flax

Common name:New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.

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.

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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.