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Grand Sequoia Entrance
Coast Redwood, Redwood
Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue
Variegated Japanese Sedge
Roger's Red Grape
Coast Redwood, Redwood

Common name:Coast Redwood, Redwood
Botanical name:Sequoia sempervirens

This fast-growing, aromatic tree has soft, dark green foliage with long needles appearing in flat sprays and brown, barrel-shaped cones that appear after 1 year. Its soft, red-brown bark is fiberous and furrowed. Particularly after mechanical damage, this tree will stump sprout to form new, young trees around the stump. Avoid planting in areas of high foot traffic.

Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue

Common name:Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue
Botanical name:Festuca amethystina 'Superba'

'Superba' is a hardy fescue with finely textured blue-green foliage that grows 8"-12' tall. It has spring flowers with tan spikes and purple tones that are 12" above the foliage .This fescue is a very showy, neat grass for sunny well draining spots. It prefers regular watering. This lovely ground cover is great in dry creek beds and borders.

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Common name:Variegated Japanese Sedge
Botanical name:Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

This low-growing, clumping grass consists of green leaves that each have a broad yellow stripe down the center.

Roger's Red Grape

Common name:Roger's Red Grape
Botanical name:Vitis X californica 'Roger's Red'

This plant is a woody deciduous vine with round large leaves. The flowers are in small fragrant blooms and berry clusters appear in the summer. This vine has sprawling, climbing growth habit. It is a selection with outstanding fall color. This plant is native to CA and is drought tolerant. This cultivar is named for its red leaves in the fall. -Cornflower Farms

Dealing With Drought

More than half of the water used at your home is for outside purposes. Studies show that on average, half of the water used outdoors is wasted. The leading cause of waste is incorrectly set and poorly managed irrigation controllers. The second biggest cause of wastage is broken irrigation equipment that goes undetected. There are a few basic things you can do to make a big difference in your water use.

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Designer: Jeff Gamboni Landscape Archite

Grand Sequoia Entrance

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:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.