Hotlinks:
ADD
Old West Gazebo
Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.
Carmel Creeper
Woolly Blue Curls
Laurel Sumac
Winifred Gillman Blue Sage
Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.

Common name:Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.
Botanical name:Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

'California Glory' is an open and spreading evergreen shrub 10'-20' in height with many yellow flowers blooming in spring. It needs good drainage and little summer water. It is a native plant to California as the name suggests and it is drought tolerant.

Carmel Creeper

Common name:Carmel Creeper
Botanical name:Ceanothus griseus horizontalis

Carmel Creeper is one of the most popular forms of spreading shrubs. Its glossy oval leaves of 2" are bright green. The tiny, light blue flowers are abundant and form 1" clusters. This shrub benefits from pruning. It does best in well-drained soil with little to no summer water.

Woolly Blue Curls

Common name:Woolly Blue Curls
Botanical name:Trichostema lanatum

The Woolly Blue Curls is an evergreen shrub that reaches 3'-5' high. It has an open branching habit and has long stalks of brilliant purple woolly flowers in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds.

Laurel Sumac

Common name:Laurel Sumac
Botanical name:Malosma laurina

This evergreen shrub has dark green foliage that is red when it is young. This is a good plant for dry slopes.

Winifred Gillman Blue Sage

Common name:Winifred Gillman Blue Sage
Botanical name:Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gillman'

The ' Winifred Gillman' Sage is a dense, compact sub-shrub that grows to 4'-5' tall and wide, and has a round form. It has blue flowers in spikes above the foliage in the spring and summer. This sub-shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant.

Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Common name:Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

The 'Emerald Carpet' is an evergreen groundcover that grows to 1' tall by 6'-8' wide. It is favored by many landscapers as the manzanita of choice for inland situations. It has dark green leaves and exhibits compact growth. This variety is relatively tolerant of adverse soil conditions.

Designer: Bob Perry

Old West Gazebo

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.