Terraced Countryside
Red Tip Flowering Plum
Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender
Red Tip Flowering Plum

Common name:Red Tip Flowering Plum
Botanical name:Prunus X blireiana

This hybrid plant, which grows to a size of 25' high and 20' wide, has long, slender branches and reddish-purple leaves which turn to a greenish-bronze color in the summer. The fragrant, pink to rose flowers double from February to April. There is very little, if any fruit produced by this tree. It is one of the most adaptable, medium-sized flowering trees for lawn, patio, terrace or street tree usage. The blireiana grows especially well in planters and large tubs.

Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender

Common name:Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Gray'

Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Gray' is an evergreen shrub. This dense foliaged plant grows to 2.5-3 ft. high and 3-4 ft. wide, with silvery leaves that are toothed at the tips. Deep violet-blue flowers from spring to late fall.


Terraced Countryside

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

Integrated Pest Management:

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