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California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Queen Palm
New Zealand Flax
Clumping Gazania, Treasure Flower
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.

Queen Palm

Common name:Queen Palm
Botanical name:Syagrus romanzoffianum

This palm has a very straight trunk to about 50' in height. It has arching, feathery, bright green glossy leaves that can be 10- 15' long. It is fragile in heavy winds and a fast grower. It will become damaged in temperature below 24 degrees F.

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.

Clumping Gazania, Treasure Flower

Common name:Clumping Gazania, Treasure Flower
Botanical name:Gazania X rigens leucolaena

Gazania rigens is a clumping or spreading plant grown for colorful daisies over long bloom season. Tolerates seacoast conditions. Grows well in most soil conditions, and needs only occasional water once established (2-3 times per month).

Sustainable Landscaping Fundamentals

Sustainable landscaping is a term coined to mean sensible landscape practices that work within the limits of the Eco-system. This means within the limits of your local rainfall, soil conditions and sun patterns.

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Smooth Paver Walkway

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:

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