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Pink Lady Rhaph, Indian Hawthorn
Sprenger Asparagus
Krauter Vasuvius Flowering Plum
Pink Lady Rhaph, Indian Hawthorn

Common name:Pink Lady Rhaph, Indian Hawthorn
Botanical name:Rhaphiolepis indica 'Pink Lady'

This slow-growing plant will only grow 4-5' high and has dark green, thick foliage. It produces clusters of pink flowers that bloom in spring and clusters of black fruit in the fall. 'Pink Lady' is a vigorous grower to 4-5' tall and 4-6' wide, a size which can easily be kept smaller with occasional pruning.

Sprenger Asparagus

Common name:Sprenger Asparagus
Botanical name:Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

This plant is given a soft, mound-like appearance by the long, arching branches that are found covered with small, bright green leaves. It is able to grow in either full sun or partial shade.

Krauter Vasuvius Flowering Plum

Common name:Krauter Vasuvius Flowering Plum
Botanical name:Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

The 'Krauter Vesuvius' is a smaller growing, flowering plum that grows to 18' high by 12' wide. Its leaves are purple-black throughout the growing season, and the flowers have a light pink color.

Solving Runoff Problems

Importance of Watershed

A watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, river, lake, wetland, or groundwater aquifer. Water from your neighborhood also enters the watershed through the storm drain system and flows directly to local creeks without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife, and people.

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Designer: Dan Mercado Landscaping

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.