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Chinese Pistache

Common name:Chinese Pistache
Botanical name:Pistacia chinensis

The Pistacia chinensis is a deciduous tree with broad, spreading growth to 50' in height. Its leaves have 10-16 leaflets, and the fall coloring arrives in beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The young trees are often gawky, but some become shapely with age.

Louis Edmunds Manzanita

Common name:Louis Edmunds Manzanita
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'

This is an upright shrub that grows 6-8 ft. tall. It is tall with green foliage and pink flowers during the winter and spring. - Cornflower Farms

Lavender Cotton

Common name:Lavender Cotton
Botanical name:Santolina chamaecyparissus

This groundcover/small shrub will grow to 3' tall and has small, grayish/silver leaves with yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass

Common name:Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass
Botanical name:Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

This perennial grass will grow 1.5' tall and 1.5' wide. It has bright green foliage with pinkish flowers that bloom in summer and fall.

Blue Fescue

Common name:Blue Fescue
Botanical name:Festuca glauca

This groundcover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue/green leaves.

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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Dry Creek Bed

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.