Xeriscape Gardening Principles - Alhambra, California


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Xeriscape Gardening Principles - Alhambra, California

  1. 1. Visit the Talmadge V. BurkeXeriscape Principles XERISCAPE GARDEN 1550 W. Alhambra Road Alhambra, CA 91803Use Xeriscape Principles as a comprehensive approach for landscaping toconserve water, time and money. Xeriscape landscapes are not limited tocactus and rocks. Apply the seven principles of Xeriscape gardening todesign a beautiful yard consisting of many color and plant varieties.1) Planning and Design: A water efficient landscape starts with awell-thought out design. Consider your landscape budget, function,appearance, maintenance and water use.2) Soil Analysis: An analysis will determine the water absorptionrate and water holding capacity of your soil.3) Practical Use of Turf or Grass: Your lawn area is the most demanding part of your landscape, because it requires themost maintenance and water. Plant turf in functional areas.4) Careful Plant Selection: Consider the temperature, sunlight, and water requirements, and growth characteristics of theplants you wish to use. Place plants in groups requiring the same water needs.5) Effective Use of Irrigation: Use appropriate irrigation to meet the water requirements of your plant groupings.6) Consistent Use of Mulch: Use mulch to maintain soil moisture and control erosion.7) Landscape Maintenance: Consider and know the appropriate maintenance and care for the plants within your landscape.Types of Garden PlantsCoral Bells (Huchera Sanguinea Autumn Sage (Salvia Greggii) Lavender (Lavandula Lanata, Blue Fescue (Festuca Ovina)Perennial plant with white bell-shaped Shrub with yellow, red, purple or Lavandula Stoechas) Perennial Ornamental grass ground coverflower; bloom early summer to late white flowers; blooms mid-summer plant with pink, lavender, blue with vividly colored leaves insummer; grows 1-ft to 2-ft. high. to early winter; grows between and white flowers; blooms early green, blue or gray; grows 3-ft to 4-ft high. summer to late summer, grows 10-in. to 1-ft high. between 1.6-ft to 3-ft. high.
  2. 2. Page 2Yarrow (Archillea) Perennial Fountain Grass (Pennisetum Morea (Dietes Bicolor) Lily Turf (Liriope Muscari)plant with yellow, red, pink and setaceum) Narrow grass leaves Perennial with yellow and multi- (Variegated Muscari) Groundwhite flowers; blooms early to late with reddish bottle brush type color flowers; blooms early cover with lavender, purple andsummer; grows 1.5-in. to 3-in. tall. flower; blooms early summer to spring to early winter, grows white flowers, blooms mid-summer mid-fall; grows between 2-ft. to 2-ft. to 3-ft tall. to mid-fall; grows 1-in. to 6-in. tall. 3-ft. tall.Rock Rose (Cistus Purpureus) Lantana (Verbenaceae) Shrub Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina Wild Lilac (Ceanothus) TheseShrub with pink, lavender & multi- with yellow, orange & red papery Compaeta) Shrub with yellow or mostly evergreen ground cover,color flowers; blooms late spring flowers; blooms mid-summer to white flowers; blooms early shrub and tree has lavender andto early summer grows 2-ft. to mid-fall grows 3-ft. to 5-ft. tall. summer to late fall, grows 3-ft. blue spikes flowers; blooms early4-ft. high. to 5-ft. tall. spring to mid-summer; grows 2-ft. to 4-ft. tall. Torch Lilly (Kniphobia Uvaria) California Holly (Hetermoeles Stone Crop (Sedum) Ground Santa Barbara Daisy (Erigeron Perennial with coral red flowers Arbutifolia) Shrub with yellow cover with star-shaped yellow Karviskianus) Ground cover that change to yellow; blooms late flowers; blooms mid-spring flowers; blooms mid-summer with white and pink flowers; spring to mid-fall; grows 3-ft. to to late spring; grows 4-ft. to to mid-fall; grows 2 to 3-in. tall. blooms mid-spring to early fall; 5-ft. tall. 7-ft.tall. grows 6-in. to 1.5-ft. tall.
  3. 3. Page 3California Poppy (Escholzia Dymondia Margaratae Gazania (Asterceae Beard Tongue (Penstemon)Californica) Ground cover with (Asterceae Compositae) Compositae) Ground cover Perennial with red flowers;yellow, orange, purple and white Perennial ground cover with with multi-colored flowers; blooms early summer to earlyflowers; blooms late winter to yellow flowers; blooms late blooms late spring to early fall; grows 2-in. to 2.5-in. tall.late spring; grows 1-in. to 2-in. tall. spring to late summer; grows summer; grows 6-in. to 8-in. 2-in. to 3-in. high. tall. Snow in Summer (Certium Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos Sea Lavender (Limonium Bougainvilla Spectablis Tomentosum) Ground cover Manglesii) Shrub with red Statice) Perennial with Shrub with bronze-red with white flowers; blooms late flowers; blooms late spring to lavender, purple and blue flowers; blooms early summer spring to early summer; grows mid-fall; grows 3-in. to 5-in. tall. flowers; blooms early summer to early fall; grows 3-ft. to 3-in to 8-in. tall. to late summer; grows 1.5-ft. 4-ft. tall. to 2-ft. tall.