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.
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.
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.
Red and Green Garden
Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.
Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.