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Deer Grass
California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Point Sal Spreader Sage
Catmint
Deer Grass

Common name:Deer Grass
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia rigens

The deer grass is a warm season perennial that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike like flower stalks grow 2-3 ft. tall and this grass has striking foundation form. The deer grass is native to California, is drought tolerant, and is a beneficial insect plant. -Cornflower Farms

California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue/green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Point Sal Spreader Sage

Common name:Point Sal Spreader Sage
Botanical name:Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal Spreader'

The Purple Leaf Sage is an evergreen shrub that grows 3'-4' tall. It has white tomentose stems and leaves and light purple flowers that bloom between May and June. This shrub tolerates heat and droughts. The purple leaf sage is a CA native. This variety is more prostrate than other cultivars and spreads 6'-8'. -Cornflower Farms

Catmint

Common name:Catmint
Botanical name:Nepeta X faassenii

Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray-green, undulating mounds o 1.5 ft. high in bloom. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring, and early summer.

Sustainable Landscaping Fundamentals

Sustainable landscaping is a term coined to mean sensible landscape practices that work within the limits of the Eco-system. This means within the limits of your local rainfall, soil conditions and sun patterns.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.