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California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Sulfur Flower
Deer Grass
Blue Elderberry
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.

Sulfur Flower

Common name:Sulfur Flower
Botanical name:Eriogonum umbellatum

This plant is a low woody perennial growing 1-2 ft. high with 3-4 spread, having dark green foliage and attractive yellow summer flowers. It is a California native that is drought tolerant. It attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. - Cornflower Farms

Deer Grass

Common name:Deer Grass
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia rigens

The deer grass is a warm season perennial that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike like flower stalks grow 2-3 ft. tall and this grass has striking foundation form. The deer grass is native to California, is drought tolerant, and is a beneficial insect plant. -Cornflower Farms

Blue Elderberry

Common name:Blue Elderberry
Botanical name:Sambucus mexicana

The blue elderberry is a deciduous shrub that grows 4-10 ft. tall or tree that reaches up to 40 ft. high. The leaves of this plant have 5-9 leaflets with white spring flower clusters developing into blue berries. The blue elderberry is a native to California, is drought tolerant and is a beneficial insect plant. -Cornflower Farms

Pest Management

Are pests bugging you? If pests are taking over there might be a good reason! Instead of grabbing that bottle of spray, consider using techniques that can solve your pest problems without toxic pesticides.

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Designer: Stephanie Morris

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

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