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Elizabeth Bush Anemone

Common name:Elizabeth Bush Anemone
Botanical name:Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'

Standing 6-7' tall, 'Elizabeth' has pure, white, fragrant flowers and is an attractive multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. It has larger flowers than the common Bush Anemone and will do well in sun or shade.

Western Redbud

Common name:Western Redbud
Botanical name:Cercis occidentalis

This deciduous shrub ranges from 6-20 ft. tall and 10-15 ft. wide. It is desirable for its magenta spring flowers, yellow to red fall color, and dangling winter seed pods. It is tolerant of many soil types, drought and oak root fungus. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The Western Redbud can be found statewide in California in the foothills below 4500 ft. elevations in chaparral and woodland communities - Cornflower Farms

California Coffee Berry

Common name:California Coffee Berry
Botanical name:Rhamnus californica

The California coffeeberry is an evergreen shrub that reaches 6-8 ft. high. It grows inland and has large green to black berries between in late summer. This shrub tolerates sun or partial shade in all soil types. The California coffeeberry is a native to California and is drought tolerant. It is a beneficial insect plant and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Evergreen Currant

Common name:Evergreen Currant
Botanical name:Ribes viburnifolium

The evergreen currant is a fragrant evergreen shrub that grows 3-6 ft. tall and 6-10 ft. wide. It has red stems and small rose-colored flowers with red berries between February and April. This shrub tolerates moist conditions and needs partial shade inland. The evergreen currant is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

California Meadow Sedge

Common name:California Meadow Sedge
Botanical name:Carex pansa

This native Carex can be successfully used as a lawn substitute but requires significant water to obtain good coverage. Once coverage is reached, water can be reduced and maintenance is close to zero. Unmowed, the plant can be used effectively in a variety of conditions and will reach a height of 6" or under and spreads by rhizomes eventually to 2' +.

Most native plants are extremely water efficient.

Designer: Agi Kehoe

Beloved Birdbath

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.