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Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Thundercloud Copper-Purple-Purple L
Bright Bead Cotoneaster
Serbian Bellflower
Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass

Common name:Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass
Botanical name:Festuca glauca

This ground cover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue-green, evergreen leaves that are very thin and hair-like. Flowers appear in the summer but are insignificant. This dependable ground cover prefers full sun in coastal areas and afternoon shade in warm inland areas. It needs well draining soil and is drought tolerant once it's established. Leaves may burn during the summer but trim in winter to keep it looking refreshed.

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3'-6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Thundercloud Copper-Purple-Purple L

Common name:Thundercloud Copper-Purple-Purple L
Botanical name:Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'

This deciduous tree grows to 25' tall with a 20' spread. The single flowers are light pink, blooming in spring. 'Thundercloud' has a dense, round form, which is great for small front and back yards. It has deep purple foliage until it changes to bronze in the fall.

Bright Bead Cotoneaster

Common name:Bright Bead Cotoneaster
Botanical name:Cotoneaster buxifolius

An evergreen shrub that grows to 2'-3' tall and 3'-5' wide, this plant produces small, dull gray green, hairy leaves. White flowers bloom in spring, followed by dusky red berries. It is great for use on slopes since it is prostrate and mounding. It prefers full sun to light shade. This shrub is drought tolerant once it's established. It's important not to overwater as it will affect berry production.

Serbian Bellflower

Common name:Serbian Bellflower
Botanical name:Campanula poscharskyana

The large, light lavender blue flowers of this Bellflower are produced along trailing stems throughout the year. It is a fast, easy grower in areas of sun to partial shade. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Sustainable Landscape Renovation

We can identify at least 11 steps of sustainable landscape renovation for consideration. They include critical design, installation and maintenance practices that conform to good principles of appropriate horticulture.

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Designer: Jody Palmer

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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:

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