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Vine on top of Patio Cover
Potato Vine
Scarlet Trumpet Vine
Garnet Penstemon
Flowering or Evergreen Pear
Potato Vine

Common name:Potato Vine
Botanical name:Solanum laxum

This twisting vine will grow 25' in length and has deciduous, glossy green leaves with blue and white flowers that are in constant bloom.

Scarlet Trumpet Vine

Common name:Scarlet Trumpet Vine
Botanical name:Distictis buccinatoria

This evergreen vine is highlighted by large, blood red, trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow throat. These flowers will continue to appear throughout the warm months.

Garnet Penstemon

Common name:Garnet Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon 'Garnet'

The border pestemon is a showy perennial that remains2-4 ft. high It has reddish pink tubular blossoms on long flower spikes from spring through the fall and is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracks hummingbirds and butterflies.

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.

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Vine on top of Patio Cover

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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.