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California Poppy, Golden Poppy
White Gaura
Weeping Bottlebrush
Canary Island Pine
Lily of the Nile
Japanese Black Pine
California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

White Gaura

Common name:White Gaura
Botanical name:Gaura lindheimeri

White Gaura is a profusely flowering perennial for all zones; it grows 2'-4' high. It has pink buds that open to showy white flowers in spring and fall. It needs full sun and is drought tolerant.

Weeping Bottlebrush

Common name:Weeping Bottlebrush
Botanical name:Callistemon viminalis

The Weeping Bottlebrush is a small tree with spreading branches that grows to 15'-25' in height. It produces narrow clusters of dark red flowers, and performs best with average to occasional summer watering.

Canary Island Pine

Common name:Canary Island Pine
Botanical name:Pinus canariensis

This graceful, slender-growing pine has a pyramidal form to about 70'. ITs needles are long and drooping inb bundles of 3. The foliage is a blue-green color, maturing to a dark green shade. Pines are highly combustible plants.

Lily of the Nile

Common name:Lily of the Nile
Botanical name:Agapanthus hybrids

This evergreen ground cover/shrub will grow about 3' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers (there is a white variety and dwarf varieties) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil.

Japanese Black Pine

Common name:Japanese Black Pine
Botanical name:Pinus thunbergii

This variety of Pine is both rigid and twisted, with needles of 3"-4". It has an irregular shape, and the short, contorted branches produce a canopy shaped tree. The buds are white, and the cones are egg -shaped and without prickles. Pines are highly combustible plants.

Designer: Laura Dalton

Gold Garden Right View

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.