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Powis Castle Artemisia
Yellow Bush Spurge
Blue Star Creeper
Provence Blue Lavandin
Powis Castle Artemisia

Common name:Powis Castle Artemisia
Botanical name:Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

This mounding shrub reaches 3 ft. high and up to 5ft. wide with fine silver foliage. - Cornflower Farms

Yellow Bush Spurge

Common name:Yellow Bush Spurge
Botanical name:Euphorbia characias wulfenii

Broad clusters of lime green flowers appear in winter and spring. These flowers create dense, round cylindrical masses! This evergreen perennial has upright stems forming a 4' tall dome-shaped bush. Crowded all along the stems are narrow, blue-green leaves. Once it's established, it is drought tolerant. Until the seeds ripen, the flower color holds with only slight fading. At that point, the stalks should be cut out at the base. Use gloves as sap is poisonous.

Blue Star Creeper

Common name:Blue Star Creeper
Botanical name:Laurentia fluviatilis

Laurentia fluviatilis has bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4 in. leaves. In late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers.

Provence Blue Lavandin

Common name:Provence Blue Lavandin
Botanical name:Lavandula X intermedia 'Provence'

With tall 24"-30" stems, 'Provence' has true, lavender colored flowers that are fragrant and excellent for cutting. It flowers in early June and has large, gray green leaves.

Designer: Suzanne Biaggi

Artemisia Fields Backyard

Photographer: Suzanne Biaggi

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:

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