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Society Garlic
Marguerite
Semi-trailing Yellow Gazania
White Birch, European White Birch
Flowering or Evergreen Pear
Euryops
Society Garlic

Common name:Society Garlic
Botanical name:Tulbaghia violacea

This clumping perennial will grow less than 1' tall and has narrow, blue green leaves. Clusters of lavender flowers bloom in spring and summer. Leaves and flowers have a distinct onion or garlic smell if crushed.

Marguerite

Common name:Marguerite
Botanical name:Chrysanthemum fru.'Dwarf Yellow'

This Marguerite has a profusion of yellow flowers in the spring and summer. It grows to about 4ft and forms a round mound of bright yellow when in bloom.

Semi-trailing Yellow Gazania

Common name:Semi-trailing Yellow Gazania
Botanical name:Gazania hybrid 'Mitsua Yellow'

This somewhat hardy perennial will grow 6-12" high and produces wonderful, bright yellow flowers.

White Birch, European White Birch

Common name:White Birch, European White Birch
Botanical name:Betula pendula

This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves.

Flowering or Evergreen Pear

Common name:Flowering or Evergreen Pear
Botanical name:Pyrus kawakamii

This variety grows as a small tree to about 20' tall and as wide. In mildest climates it is an evergreen, and the leaves are glossy, oval, and pointed. During the winter, clusters of white flowers can be seen.

Euryops

Common name:Euryops
Botanical name:Euryops pectinatus 'Viridifolius'

As a small perennial shrub with 2" bright yellow, daisy-like flowers, blooms on this plant are seen seen almost year-round. Its foliage is green in color. It is not as tolerant of coastal situations and it also seems to be more tender to frost. -Monterey Bay Nursery

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Townhouse Backyard

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.