Common name:New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax
New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.
Common name:Weeping Myall, Weeping Acacia
Botanical name:Acacia pendula
Weeping Acacia is a small evergreen tree with a rounded crown of drooping pendulous branches dangling all the way to the ground. Narrow lance-shaped leaves are blue gray. Flowers are typically lemon yellow puff balls appearing April to May. It is interesting as an espalier. This tree is very distinctive and variable. It can eventually reach about 40' tall by 25' wide. It is an Australian native. Do not overwater.
Common name:Orchid or Purple Rockrose
Botanical name:Cistus X purpureus
Orchid rockrose is an evergreen shrub growing to 4' tall and wide, often shorter in stressful situations. The rosy-crimson flowers to 3" wide exhibit a dark purple blotch at the base of each petal, and bloom early to mid-summer. The flowers also feature a contrasting yellow cluster of stamens in the center. It does well in salt spray and cool winds. It is relatively long-lived, tolerant of heat and aridity as well as accepting many soil conditions. -Native Sons Nursery
Common name:Grape Ivy
Botanical name:Cissus rhombifolia
Cissus rhombifolia is an evergreen vine with beautiful, dark green leaves divided into diamond-shaped, toothed leaflets 1"-4" long. The veins on the leaf's undersides have reddish hairs, giving foliage a bronzy overtone. Outdoors, it grows to 20' high and can be trained on a support.
Living Green Walkway
Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.