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Pacific Mist Manzanita
Dazzler Flax
Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Catmint
Pacific Mist Manzanita

Common name:Pacific Mist Manzanita
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'

This is a native ground cover that grows 2'-3' high and spreads 4'-6'. It has a blue-gray, green leaves and pale pink flowers that bloom in the winter.

Dazzler Flax

Common name:Dazzler Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Dazzler'

Dazzler Flax is a New Zealand flax with striped maroon and scarlet leaves from 3'-6' in height.

Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily

Common name:Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name:Dietes iridioides

This clumping evergreen Iris bears tall, narrow leaves to 30" tall and white flowers marked purple in the center on stalks up to 3' tall. This variety has stiffer, darker foliage than the bicolor form. It requires sun to part shade with little or no summer watering when established.

Catmint

Common name:Catmint
Botanical name:Nepeta X faassenii

Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray green, undulating mounds that are 1.5' high when blooming. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Using Permeable Surfaces

If you have impermeable paving that you would like to make permeable, there are two main methods for doing so:
1. Break up hard paved surfaces to create spaces for water to seep through.
2. Remove and replace the surfaces with permeable paving.

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Designer: Marilee Kuhlmann

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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:

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