Stone Bench
Dome Euphorbia
Sun Rose
Bougainvillea selections
Dome Euphorbia

Common name:Dome Euphorbia
Botanical name:Euphorbia characias

This perennial will reach about 4' tall and has blue green leaves with bright green flowers that bloom from late winter to early spring.This plant can be invasive in some areas, so use caution.

Sun Rose

Common name:Sun Rose
Botanical name:Helianthemum nummularium

An evergreen shrublet that grows 6"-8" high and 2' wide, the flowers of this plant are 1" wide, and from April to June, are borne in shades of red, apricot, orange, yellow, pink, rose and white.

Bougainvillea selections

Common name:Bougainvillea selections
Botanical name:Bougainvillea cultivars

This species is hardy and vigorous, with a showy, ornamental display of purple color. It blooms well in areas with cool summers. It is senstive to frost and will die back hard but comes back in a number of weeks. Be carefeul of this in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Sustainable Landscaping Fundamentals

Sustainable landscaping is a term coined to mean sensible landscape practices that work within the limits of the Eco-system. This means within the limits of your local rainfall, soil conditions and sun patterns.

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Designer: Gabriel Frank

Stone Bench

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.