Flax Entry
Potato Vine
Yellow Wave Flax
Potato Vine

Common name:Potato Vine
Botanical name:Solanum jasminoides

This twisting vine will grow 25' in length and has deciduous, glossy green leaves with blue and white flowers that are in constant bloom.

Mulch keeps weeds down and allows water in.

Yellow Wave Flax

Common name:Yellow Wave Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Yellow Wave'

This evergreen perennial is 3' high with clumping yellow/green variegation and weeping leaves.

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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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.