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Golden Breath Of Heaven
Apple Blossom Penstemon
Crimson Queen Maple
Blue Oat Grass
Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Golden Breath Of Heaven

Common name:Golden Breath Of Heaven
Botanical name:Coleonema pulchrum 'Sunset Gold'

Sunset Gold Breath of Heaven is a fine textured, low growing shrub to 10 in. high and wide with bright yellow foliage. It is excellent for rock gardens. It is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Apple Blossom Penstemon

Common name:Apple Blossom Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon hybrids 'Apple Blossom'

This Penstemon is a showy perennial that remains 2'-4' high It has light pink tubular blossoms on long flower spikes with white throats. It blooms from spring through the fall and is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Crimson Queen Maple

Common name:Crimson Queen Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen'

This mounding plant has finely dissected foliage that retains its red color during the summer.

Blue Oat Grass

Common name:Blue Oat Grass
Botanical name:Helictotrichon sempervirens

The blue oat grass is a evergreen blue clumping grass that grows 12-18 in. tall and wide. Its showy flowers are 1-2 ft. above the foliage. This plant looks good alone as well as in mass plantings. The blue oat grass likes dry hill sides and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Common name:Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

The 'Emerald Carpet' is an evergreen groundcover that grows to 1' tall by 6-8' wide. It is favored by many landscapers as the manzanita of choice for inland situations. It has dark green leaves and exhibits compact growth. This variety is relatively tolerant of adverse soil conditions. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Permeable Surfaces

If you have impermeable paving that you would like to make permeable, there are two main methods for doing so:
1. Break up hard paved surfaces to create spaces for water to seep through.
2. Remove and replace the surfaces with permeable paving.

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Designer: Alison Fleck

Beautiful Front Garden

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.