Common name:Variegated Tobira
Botanical name:Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
This variegated evergreen shrub or small tree has creamy margins on its gray green leaves. In spring, clusters of small, cream-colored flowers appear with the fragrance of orange blossoms. Variegated Tobira is often used to brighten shaded areas.
Common name:Japanese Barberry
Botanical name:Berberis thunbergii
This shrub will grow 3'-6' tall and 4'-7' wide; it has bright green leaves that change to orange/red/purple in the fall. It produces clusters of yellow flowers that bloom from April to May and has bright red berries that appear in October and stay into winter.
Common name:Yellow Stalked Bulbine
Botanical name:Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens is an evergreen perennial that grows 1' in height and 1'-3' in spread. The leaves are narrow and long. This low- spreading plant is attractive year round.
Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica
This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.
Common name:White Baccopa
Botanical name:Sutera cordata
White Baccopa is a prostrate ground cover with white flowers. It stays under 12" in height.
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Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.