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Red Japanese Maple
Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells
European White Birch
Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower
Blue Star Creeper
Yellow Wave N.Z. Flax
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Red Japanese Maple

Common name:Red Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

This Japanese Maple grows as a small, deciduous tree complete with palmate leaves that turn red and endure for the entire season.

Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells

Common name:Chocolate Ruffles Coral Bells
Botanical name:Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles'

This perennial will grow to about 3' tall and has dark chocolate colored leaves with purple flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

European White Birch

Common name:European White Birch
Botanical name:Betula pendula

This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish-brown bark with deciduous green leaves.

Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower

Common name:Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower
Botanical name:Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri'

Red Fringe Flower is a 6'-12' shrub with arching branches and reddish leaves .

Blue Star Creeper

Common name:Blue Star Creeper
Botanical name:Pratia pedunculata

Laurentia fluviatilis has bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4" leaves. In late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers.

Yellow Wave N.Z. Flax

Common name:Yellow Wave N.Z. Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Yellow Wave'

This evergreen perennial is 3' high with clumping yellow-green variegation and weeping leaves.

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.

Designer: Jeff Gamboni

Lush and Lovely Near the Window

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Water Saving Tip:

In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.

Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.

Integrated Pest Management:

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