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Purple Carpet Creeping Thyme
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Purple Carpet Creeping Thyme

Common name:Purple Carpet Creeping Thyme
Botanical name:Thymus praecox 'Purple Carpet'

This perennial will grow about 3" tall and 3' wide. It has small, dark green leaves with clusters of purple/lavender flowers that bloom in spring and summer. Leaves are fragrant when crushed, can be used for seasoning.

White Baccopa

Common name:White Baccopa
Botanical name:Sutera cordata

White Baccopa is a prostrate ground cover with white flowers. It stays under 12" in height.

Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

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

On this deciduous Acer, the foliage is very fine and double-lobed on the edges, showing bright, crimson red coloring. The low branching habit serves to create a delicate weeping effect.

Red New Zealand Flax

Common name:Red New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax 'Rubrum'

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. 'Rubrum' is a large, bold plant with stiff, vertical, strap-like leaves that arise from its base and are dark purplish-red in color. It should be grown in full sun.

Solving Runoff Problems

Importance of Watershed

A watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, river, lake, wetland, or groundwater aquifer. Water from your neighborhood also enters the watershed through the storm drain system and flows directly to local creeks without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife, and people.

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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

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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.