Phormium Attractions
Pink Stripe Flax
Improved Meyer Lemon
Coyote Bush
Pink Stripe Flax

Common name:Pink Stripe Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

Phormium 'Pink Stripe' is an evergreen perennial. It is a big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical gray-looking leaves with a pink edge, in a fan pattern. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" blossoms in dull red to yellow.

Improved Meyer Lemon

Common name:Improved Meyer Lemon
Botanical name:Citrus X 'Improved Meyer'

Improved Meyer Lemon is an evergreen tree that grows 3'-6' tall and 3'-6' wide; it has year around leaves that are glossy green. This tree likes well drained loam soil, with full sun; medium watering is required. It has white flowers and yellow edible fruit.

Coyote Bush

Common name:Coyote Bush
Botanical name:Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'

'Pigeon Point' is a compact, evergreen ground cover that grows 18"- 24" tall and 10'-12' wide. It is the preferred form of the Coyote Bush. Its leaves are green; it has white flowers that bloom in the fall. It is important to plant this groundcover that are at least 6' -10' apart. Otherwise they will overgrow each other and create a high groundcover. 'Pigeon Point' is tolerant of ocean spray and is deer resistant.

Solving Runoff Problems

Importance of Water Shed

A watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, river, lake, wetland, bay or groundwater aquifer. Water from your neighborhood also enters the watershed through the storm drain system and flows directly to local creeks and the Bay without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife, and people.

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Designer: Ann Breemer Designs

Phormium Attractions

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.