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Fair Oaks Bed of Color
Apple Blossom Penstemon
Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Tom Thumb Dwarf Flax
Taiwan Creeping Blackberry
Apple Blossom Penstemon

Common name:Apple Blossom Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'

This Penstemon is a showy perennial that remains 2'-4' high It has light pink tubular blossoms on long flower spikes with white throats. It blooms from spring through the fall and is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary

Common name:Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

The Upright Rosemary is an upright shrub that grows 3'-6' tall. It has dark green leaves and bright showy lavender-blue flowers throughout the year. This shrub is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Tom Thumb Dwarf Flax

Common name:Tom Thumb Dwarf Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Tom Thumb'

Tom Thumb Flax is an excellent accent plant for the garden. Evergreen leaves are long, narrow, and grow upright. Clusters of flowers grow on spikes above the foliage in late spring and summer. 'Tom Thumb' is the greenest variety, with very narrow, red bronze edges on the leaves. Leaves are small, and plant grows to 18" tall.

Taiwan Creeping Blackberry

Common name:Taiwan Creeping Blackberry
Botanical name:Rubus rolfei

This creeping evergreen shrub is an ideal groundcover for problem spots. The stems root as they creep along the ground. The foliage is attractively wrinkled and deeply veined. White, saucer-like flowers appear in summer. This shrub reaches 4" in height. It is originally from Taiwan.

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Fair Oaks Bed of Color

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.