Dry Pond and Blue Rockets
Pride Of Madeira
Bitsy Hybrid Daylily
Red Yucca
Pride Of Madeira

Common name:Pride Of Madeira
Botanical name:Echium candicans

Mature specimens of this evergren shrub can grow to a size of 6'-8' tall and 8'-10' wide. In the spring, spikes of rosy-violet to blue-purple flowers appear. It should receive sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering when established. This plant can be severely damaged by frost below 25 degrees F. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Bitsy Hybrid Daylily

Common name:Bitsy Hybrid Daylily
Botanical name:Hemerocallis 'Bitsy'

Yellow flowers in profusion for over 250 days per year here. Thin scapes give an airy, fairy-like quality. Tinty 2" lemon-yellow blossoms appear very early in the season above 12-20" slender, grassy foliage.- Greenwood Daylily Gardens

Red Yucca

Common name:Red Yucca
Botanical name:Hesperaloe parviflora

Spectacular accent for desert gardens. Tolerates drought, full sun, reflected heat, poor soils & cold to at least 0f. Rosettes of leaves to about 3-4' tall x 6' wide. Red flower stalks emerge spring & remain on plant till end of summer. Evergreen. Will spread to form crowded grasslike clump. Flowers pink to nearly red. Tx & Mx. Drought resistant but will appear better & bloom longer with added moisture. Very frost tolerant. Leaves grey green. Soil tolerant.

Dry creekbed and catch basin give water a chance to percolate into the soil before being passed out to the street. Provide a deep rock hole before leading out to the street to catch water.

Solving Runoff Problems

Importance of Watershed

A watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, river, lake, wetland, or groundwater aquifer. Water from your neighborhood also enters the watershed through the storm drain system and flows directly to local creeks without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife, and people.

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Dry Pond and Blue Rockets

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

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