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Winifred Gillman Blue Sage
Wulfen Euphorbia
Cape Rush
Purple Hopseed Bush or Hop Bush
Black Leaf Aeonium
Pink Stripe Flax
New Zealand Flax
Ruby Glow Manuka
Pork And Beans
Trailing Ice Plant
Gold Coin Daisy
Winifred Gillman Blue Sage

Common name:Winifred Gillman Blue Sage
Botanical name:Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gillman'

The ' Winnifred Gilman' sage is a dense, compact sub-shrub that grows to 4-5 feet tall and wide, and has a round form. It has blue flowers in spikes above the foliage in the spring and summer. This sub-shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Wulfen Euphorbia

Common name:Wulfen Euphorbia
Botanical name:Euphorbia characias wulfenii

This perennial will reach about 4' tall and has significant green leaves with clusters of yellow flowers.

Cape Rush

Common name:Cape Rush
Botanical name:Chondropetalum tectorum

Chondropetalum tectorum has 3-4 ft. tall stems that shoot out in all directions from the roots. Each stem has papery bracts connected to the endes that turn from tan to dark drown, then fall off. Chondropetalum can grow in marshes, in the ground with regular watering, or in drought conditions.

Purple Hopseed Bush or Hop Bush

Common name:Purple Hopseed Bush or Hop Bush
Botanical name:Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

This fast-growing shrub has an upright, branching habit that reaches a height of 12-15', with willow-like leaves that are 4" in length. Its foliage is bronzy-green in color, which turns a reddish-purple shade in the fall and winter. It has compact growth and requires full sun for the best results.

Black Leaf Aeonium

Common name:Black Leaf Aeonium
Botanical name:Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' is a succulent perennial that is used for accenting effect. Aeonium arboreum grows 3 ft. tall and wide. Each branch has a 6-8 in. wide rosette of dark green, fleshy leaves.The flowers are yellow in clusters. The flowers are yellow in clusters.

Pink Stripe Flax

Common name:Pink Stripe Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

Phormium 'Pink Stripe' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1-2 in. blossoms in dull red to yellow.

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.

Ruby Glow Manuka

Common name:Ruby Glow Manuka
Botanical name:Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow'

New Zealand Tea Tree has small, needle-like green leaves with showy, 1/2" rose-like flowers in winter and spring. These shrubs can be thinned to enhance their attractive branch structure and flaking bark. They need very little water once established. 'Ruby Glow' is compact, upright and grows 6-8' tall by 4-5' wide. It has dark foliage with deep red blooms; it works well as a red accent in the garden.

Pork And Beans

Common name:Pork And Beans
Botanical name:Sedum rubrotinctum

This groundcover will grow less than 1' tall and has small leaves that vary in color and are brownish/bronze in the fall. Red and yellow flowers will bloom in spring and summer.

Trailing Ice Plant

Common name:Trailing Ice Plant
Botanical name:Lampranthus spectabilis

Succulent ground cover, mounding spreading habit. 6-12" by 2'. Moderately fast grower, Gray green leaves. Spring covered with flowers in shades from white to purple. Native in South Africa. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Needs good drainage. May need to be periodically cut back to rejuvenate.

Gold Coin Daisy

Common name:Gold Coin Daisy
Botanical name:Asteriscus maritimus

This short-lived perennial has attractive silver green, leafy foliage with daisy like flowers that bloom most of the year. This groundcover reaches 1' tall and 4' wide. This plant tolerates most kinds of soils. It can be grown near the ocean also. Shear spent flowers to start another bloom period.

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Gravel Walk to Firepit

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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:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.