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Thyme Leafed Fuchsia, Teardrop Fuch
Dalmation Bellflower
Leather Leaf Fern
Thyme Leafed Fuchsia, Teardrop Fuch

Common name:Thyme Leafed Fuchsia, Teardrop Fuch
Botanical name:Fuchsia thymifolia

This Fuschia grows to a size of 4' tall and wide, with tiny leaves and miniature, single dark rose pink. edible flowers that are produced through the warm season. It is a plant that is resistant to Fuschia Mite. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Dalmation Bellflower

Common name:Dalmation Bellflower
Botanical name:Campanula portenschlagiana

The Dalmation Bellflower is a mounding, deciduous perennial that forms a curtain of purple flowers often blooming in waves throughout the year. It should be grown in areas with sun to partial shade. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Leather Leaf Fern

Common name:Leather Leaf Fern
Botanical name:Rumohra adiantiformis

This fern will grow to 3' tall and has glossy, deep green leaves that look great in floral arrangements.

Dealing With Drought

More than half of the water used at your home is for outside purposes. Studies show that on average, half of the water used outdoors is wasted. The leading cause of waste is incorrectly set and poorly managed irrigation controllers. The second biggest cause of wastage is broken irrigation equipment that goes undetected. There are a few basic things you can do to make a big difference in your water use.

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Designer: Connie Lefkowitz

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Photographer: GardenSoft

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:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.