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Tuscan Style Garden
Tolleson's Weeping Juniper
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Evergreen Candytuft
Jacaranda
Juniper
Purple Delight Lilac Hibiscus
Tolleson's Weeping Juniper

Common name:Tolleson's Weeping Juniper
Botanical name:Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping

This juniper has an upright form to about 12-24' depending upon growing conditions. What is unusual about this plant and makes it a fun specimen plant in the garden is its weeping habit which is rare in the juniper family. It is hardy and drought tolerant.

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.

Evergreen Candytuft

Common name:Evergreen Candytuft
Botanical name:Iberis sempervirens

This Evergreen Candytuft is a compact plant that grows 12"-18" tall. Its leaves are dark green in color; in the early spring, it exhibits clusters of pure white flowers that are borne at branch ends.

Jacaranda

Common name:Jacaranda
Botanical name:Jacaranda mimosifolia

This irregular to rounded deciduous tree will reach about 40' tall and has fine, compound green leaves with blue flowers. Jacaranda's main blooming season is in spring and summer, but it will often produce sporadic blooms in fall as well.

Juniper

Common name:Juniper
Botanical name:Juniperus communis 'Compressa''

This larger shrub will grow 12'-25' tall and has small, scaled, dark green leaves. Junipers are highly combustible plants.

Purple Delight Lilac Hibiscus

Common name:Purple Delight Lilac Hibiscus
Botanical name:Alyogyne huegelli 'Purple Delight'

This beautiful evergreen shrub is great for borders, entryways, or hedges in warmer climates. It will grow 6' tall by 4' wide and can be used as a summer annual.

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: Diane Beeler

Tuscan Style Garden

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.