Hotlinks:
ADD
Hidden Entryway
Japanese Maple
Elija Blue Fescue
Red Fringe Flower
Golden Variegated Hakonechloa
Taiwan Creeping Blackberry
Japanese Maple

Common name:Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum

This magnificent plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves which have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. They turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20', and requires shelter from hot winds. The leaves of this tree are small, light green in color, and deply lobed. It should also be noted that the tree remains spectacular throughout all seasons. Second picture by Steve Mullany.

Elija Blue Fescue

Common name:Elija Blue Fescue
Botanical name:Festuca 'Elija Blue'

The 'Elijah Blue' is a dwarf, very glaucous variety with almost white foliage. It should receive sun and little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursrey

Red Fringe Flower

Common name:Red Fringe Flower
Botanical name:Loropetalum chinese 'Rubrum'

Red Fringe Flower is a 6-12' shrub with arching branches and light green and reddish leaves .

Golden Variegated Hakonechloa

Common name:Golden Variegated Hakonechloa
Botanical name:Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

This weeping grass has amazing foliage that is yellow and green in the summer, yellow and light green in the fall, and bronze/brown in winter. It is drought tolerant and can be used in a variety of areas.

Taiwan Creeping Blackberry

Common name:Taiwan Creeping Blackberry
Botanical name:Rubus pentalobus

Origins in Taiwan. This creeping evergreen shrub is an ideal ground cover for problem spots. The stems root as they creep along the ground. The foliage is attractively wrinkled and deeply veined. White saucer-like flowers appear in summer. 4" in height.

Designer: Four Dimensions Landscape

Hidden Entryway

Photographer: GardenSoft

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:

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