Donna Lynn - Landscape Designer
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Sunny Slope with Drainage Wash, Perennials and Edibles mediterranean-landscape
 

Sunny Slope with Drainage Wash, Perennials and Edibles

lynnlandscapedesign.com - On this sunny, south-facing slope, terraced planters for fruit trees were combined with native grasses, colorful perennials, plants with edible flowers and plants to attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects. The boulder drainage wash functions to move rain runoff from above to fruit trees planted in the area below.

photo: Donna Lynn
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May 18, 2013
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I think it's Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)
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January 20, 2013
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What are the red flowers
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Donna Lynn - Landscape Designer
Eddie, the plant is Salvia microphylla 'Berzerkeley' - it blooms pretty much year 'round on this sunny south facing slope.
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March 17, 2014
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April 2, 2013
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That Echium is awesome! What variety is it?
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