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Irene Rosemary
Washington Thorn
Lavender Cotton
Irene Rosemary

Common name:Irene Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis 'Irene'

This evergreen shrub will grow 1-1 1/2' tall and 2-3' wide. It has small, dark green leaves with rich lavender-blue flowers that bloom all year.

Washington Thorn

Common name:Washington Thorn
Botanical name:Crataegus phaenopyrum

A deciduous tree that grows to a height of 20' tall and wide, glossy leaves 2-3" long with 3-5 pointed leaves are part of the growth. In the spring, small white clusters of flowers will appear. Fruit of a shiny red color will remain well into winter.

Lavender Cotton

Common name:Lavender Cotton
Botanical name:Santolina chamaecyparissus

This ground cover/small shrub will grow to 3' tall and has small, grayish/silver leaves with yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

The Magic of Mulch

In the natural world the endless cycle of birth, growth, decay, death and rebirth flows throughout the seasons. Plants die, leaves fall and new growth springs up in its place. Nothing is lost and the fallen leaves and dead plants decay into the soil, enriching it for the next generation of growth.

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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: Connie Lefkowitz

Front Yard Xeriscape

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.