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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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linda connor wrote:
Love this purple blue shrub in the right background - What is the beautiful shrub in the right background? Looks like a Chaste tree made to shrub. Is it?
   Comment   May 18, 2013
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I think it's Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)
January 22, 2014 at 8:57AM   
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eddiefred wrote:
What are the red flowers
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Eddie, the plant is Salvia microphylla 'Berzerkeley' - it blooms pretty much year 'round on this sunny south facing slope.
January 21, 2013 at 9:12AM     
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Linda Leonhart McCall, LLC wrote:
Just beautiful. Love the plant choices. - May I ask, What is the red/orange yucca-like plant in the center and also the large yucca? To the right if it.
   Comment   March 17, 2014
daffodilmama wrote:
That Echium is awesome! What variety is it?
   Comment   April 2, 2013

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Manage water. Continue to monitor and reset the timers on any controllers you may have, especially in the low and middle zones. As temperatures decrease, reduce the water needed. If you are planning a landscape for a barren area or for an area outside plant roots, create water harvesting opportunities to benefit plantings and some visual interest by installing subtle basins, swales and berms away from structures, where lush plantings are desired. Consider capturing and storing stormwater for reuse as landscape irrigation during the inevitable dry periods to come. While the costs of larger systems often exceed those of potable gallon for gallon, it may be worthwhile to explore for future needs and changes in water availability. This is especially true in upland areas far from municipal water sources. And as it's late in the growing year, don't overwater — it will encourage too much late-season growth.
Southwest. Water management is still important this month. "Continue to monitor and reset the timers on any controllers you may have, especially in the low and middle zones. As temperatures decrease, reduce the water needed," writes New Mexico landscape designer David Cristiani."If you are planning a landscape for a barren area or for an area outside plant roots, create water harvesting opportunities to benefit plantings and some visual interest by installing subtle basins, swales and berms away from structures, where lush plantings are desired," he says.Get his Southwest October checklist

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