Yellow Wave' New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave')    The sword-shaped leaves of New Zealand flax create a lush look but require virtually no care, so the Ocampos used several varieties of it in the front bed, the side yard and the back. It's hardy to 20 degrees F. New Zealand hook sedge (Uncinia rubra) is a somewhat hardier substitute that is cold-tolerant to 10 degrees F.

The Easy-Care Yard

Yellow Wave' New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave') The sword-shaped leaves of New Zealand flax create a lush look but require virtually no care, so the Ocampos used several varieties of it in the front bed, the side yard and the back. It's hardy to 20 degrees F. New Zealand hook sedge (Uncinia rubra) is a somewhat hardier substitute that is cold-tolerant to 10 degrees F.

Buddleja alternifolia welcomes me into the garden of Dina Deferme in Belgium...its strong honeyscent perfumes the air.

Buddleja alternifolia welcomes me into the garden of Dina Deferme in Belgium...its strong honeyscent perfumes the air.

Do you love the big, wondrous chartreuse flower heads of Euphorbia characias but it grows just too big for your small garden? This amenable dwarf form grows to only 2.5’ high & wide.

Do you love the big, wondrous chartreuse flower heads of Euphorbia characias but it grows just too big for your small garden? This amenable dwarf form grows to only 2.5’ high & wide.

arbutus marina tree multi - Google Search

arbutus marina tree multi - Google Search

Berkeley Butterfly Blog: Lavatera assurgentiflora--Island Mallow

Berkeley Butterfly Blog: Lavatera assurgentiflora--Island Mallow


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Fleabane/Santa Barbara Daisy/Erigeron Karvinskianus:  Put on the hill today.  Beautiful plant!  Little daisies, drought tolerant, spreading/cascading.

Fleabane/Santa Barbara Daisy/Erigeron Karvinskianus: Put on the hill today. Beautiful plant! Little daisies, drought tolerant, spreading/cascading.

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Full size picture of Fountain Butterfly Bush, Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush (Buddleja alternifolia)

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Western Redbud, California native, blooms Feb-Apr, full sun, deciduous, foliage is pretty in fall, edible fruit, attracts birds.

Western Redbud, California native, blooms Feb-Apr, full sun, deciduous, foliage is pretty in fall, edible fruit, attracts birds.

Do you love the big, wondrous chartreuse flower heads of Euphorbia characias but it grows just too big for your small garden? This amenable dwarf form grows to only 2.5’ high & wide.

Do you love the big, wondrous chartreuse flower heads of Euphorbia characias but it grows just too big for your small garden? This amenable dwarf form grows to only 2.5’ high & wide.

Berkeley Butterfly Blog: Lavatera assurgentiflora--Island Mallow

Berkeley Butterfly Blog: Lavatera assurgentiflora--Island Mallow

...give your Salvia leucantha plenty of room to spread – as it will do. It usually tops off at about 6′ wide by 3′-4′ in height. Full sun and well drained soil...

...give your Salvia leucantha plenty of room to spread – as it will do. It usually tops off at about 6′ wide by 3′-4′ in height. Full sun and well drained soil...

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