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Japanese Blood Grass
Autumn Sage
Swiss Mountain Pine
Shore Juniper
Fountain Grass
Brown Sedge
Japanese Blood Grass

Common name:Japanese Blood Grass
Botanical name:Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

This ground cover/grass can reach up to 3' tall and has green leaves that are reddish/maroon at the tips.

Autumn Sage

Common name:Autumn Sage
Botanical name:Salvia greggii 'Alba'

This drought-tolerant, evergreen shrub is 4' tall x 4' wide and produces beautiful white flowers that bloom from spring to fall.

Swiss Mountain Pine

Common name:Swiss Mountain Pine
Botanical name:Pinus mugo

Pinus mugo is an evergreen tree or shrub that grows slowly. Needles are 2 in., dark green, stout, and crowded. Cones are 1-2 in., oval, and tawny to dark brown. Generally a bushy, twisted, somewhat open pine.

Shore Juniper

Common name:Shore Juniper
Botanical name:Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'

This improved form of the Junipreus conferta, the growth of this variety is more compact, with foliage that is a rich blue-green color.

Fountain Grass

Common name:Fountain Grass
Botanical name:Pennisetum alopecuroides

Pennisetum alopecuroides is a perennial grass. Bright green, 3-4 ft. foliage clumps are topped by pinkish plumes in early summer. Leaves turn yellow in fall, brown in winter.

Brown Sedge

Common name:Brown Sedge
Botanical name:Carex testacea

The testacea variety is an evergreen perennial that reaches 2' tall bearing very narrow, coppery brown leaves splitting to hair-like threads at their tips, and continuing to grow to 4-8' in length. This plant should be grown in sun with little or no summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

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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Designer: Connie Lefkowits

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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:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.