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Amethyst Mist Coral Bells
French Lavender, Toothed Lavender
Tom Thumb Flax
Japanese Camellia
Amethyst Mist Coral Bells

Common name:Amethyst Mist Coral Bells
Botanical name:Heuchera 'Amethyst Mist'

This perennial will grow 1-2' tall and has medium-sized green leaves with pink flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

French Lavender, Toothed Lavender

Common name:French Lavender, Toothed Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula dentata

This lavender has green leaves and will grow 3' H x 5' W. It has lavender flowers that are prominent in the spring and summer months.

Tom Thumb Flax

Common name:Tom Thumb Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Tom Thumb'

New Zealand Flax is an excellent accent plant for the garden. Evergreen leaves are long, narrow, and grow upright. Clusters of flowers grow on spikes above the foliage in late spring and summer. 'Tom Thumb' is the greenest variety, with very narrow red-bronze edges on the leaves. Leaves are small, plant grows to 18".

Japanese Camellia

Common name:Japanese Camellia
Botanical name:Camellia japonica

An evergreen shrub or small tree, the Camellia japonica can reach 6-15' depending on the variety. It is intended for growth in part sun to shade, with average to little summer watering when established. They make excellent container plants. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Sustainable Fertilization

If you mulch heavily as recommended in the compost and mulch fact sheets you should not need traditional fertilization. Sustainable landscapes fertilize themselves as soil organisms break down and recycle the dropped leaves into nutrients.

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Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.