Red and Green Garden
Pink Stripe Flax
Nodding Pincushion

Common name:Olive
Botanical name:Olea europaea

This broad tree will grow to 40' tall and has small, gray green leaves with fleshy black fruit that appears in fall. Purchase fruitless varieties to avoid the mess.

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.

Nodding Pincushion

Common name:Nodding Pincushion
Botanical name:Leucospermum cordifolium

This shrub will grow 4-6' high and as wide and produces beautiful coral blooms. It will do best in moderately moist soil and full sun.

Managing Your Soil

Healthy soil is the cornerstone of a vibrant landscape. It provides oxygen and nutrients vital to plant growth and sustenance. It provides protection from the sun and stability for root systems.

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Designer: Anon

Red and Green Garden

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

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