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Raised beds and gravel @Patty Hume (BREAKurban) thanks!

Raised beds and gravel @Patty Hume (BREAKurban) thanks!

GARDENWRIGHT: MOON GARDENS & WHITE GARDENS

MOON GARDENS & WHITE GARDENS

The warm nights of summer draw us into our gardens like the luna moths who share the darkness. This is the time of white flowers, glowing in the light of a full moon, candles, and softly lit lamps. These are 'moon gardens.' One of the greatest pleasures of a night garden is its sweet fragrance. Being shy in color, white flowers rely on their enchanting fragrance to attract pollinators. The allure of an all-white garden isn't limited to the night. The famed white garden at Sissinghurst…

Gardening Naturally with Claudia: Trends In Gardening–Purple, Sexy ...

Trends In Gardening–Purple, Sexy, Modern, Purple

The trend to add purple into the landscape creates a modern garden.

Carrotwood tree

Carrotwood tree

Gold medallion tree (Cassia leptophylla). These grow all around perimeter of Echo Park Lake. Excellent street tree. Native to Brazil. Evergreen foliage but does drop long (1') seed pods. max ht 15-25 feet. Low water needs.

Pacific Horticulture Society | Gold Medallion Tree

Although we do have our tropical moments in Southern California, even our mildest climates are still too cool and dry most of the year to qualify as truly tropical. Native to southeastern Brazil, gold medallion tree looks far too tropical to ever succeed in California; yet it does, and in spectacular fashion. ...

Bronze Loquat

SF, CA

Bougainvillea hedge. In stock at Moon Mountain. Trained on poles 6-8 tall. They said they look a little scrappy this time of year but will perk up as soon as planted. $99.

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Carrotwood tree -- very clean, patio tree. Evergreen foliage.

Well-pruned Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anancardioides)

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California native plant articles and classes.

California native plants articles and classes.

Victorian Box Tree -- tolerates partial shade max ht 35", fairly drought resistant. Understory tree with Eucalyptus

Mexican Fan Palm -- existing tree in backyard.  They are fine - but I don't think we should plant more.  They self seed anyway, so you may get some additional ones.

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Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird of Paradise. Max ht about 20" - existing trees in yard -- should probably add a few more in corner. ------- In stock at Moon Mountain. 2' boxes have 2-3 stems. Approx $299 installed

Strelitzia nicolai - Giant Bird of Paradise. Max ht about 20" - existing trees in yard -- should probably add a few more in corner. ------- In stock at Moon Mountain. 2' boxes have 2-3 stems. Approx $299 installed

Full size picture of Kentia Palm, Sentry Palm, Paradise Palm (Howea forsteriana). Shade tolerant.

PlantFiles Pictures: Howea Species, Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch Palm (Howea forsteriana) by palmbob

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