Common name:Natchez Crape Myrtle
Botanical name:Lagerstroemia 'Natchez'
This Crape Myrtle hybrid is a tall arching tree which grows to 30' tall and 12' wide. It blooms with white flowers in the summer; leaves turn orange-red in fall. It is mildew-resistant and does well in areas with hot summers. Crape myrtles bloom on new wood so prune in winter/early spring to increase flowering.
Common name:Maiden Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
The 'Gracillimus' is a taller variety, often growing to 6-8' tall with delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery M
Common name:Azure Sage
Botanical name:Perovskia atriplicifolia
This broad perennial will grow 3-6' tall and has small, gray/green leaves with blue/violet flowers that bloom in the summer.
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.
Common name:Feather Reed Grass
Botanical name:Calamagrostis acu. stricta
This ornamental perennial grass grows 4-6' tall x 1-1.5' wide and has semi-evergreen foliage that is green in spring and summer and turns green/brown in fall. The flowers bloom in mid June and emerge a light green but quickly turn to pink/purple.
Lavendar Fireworks Garden
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Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.
Dig-up patches of weeds and undesirable grasses from turf areas.
Use water to grow the turf you want, not the weeds you don't want! Once you have eliminated what you don't want, add sod or over-seed to repair the bare areas.
Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.