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Euonymus j. 'Silver King' is an upright, broadleaf evergreen shrub with large, leathery green leaves having silvery-white to cream-colored margins. 'Silver King' requires partial sun to shade and prefers moist soil when planted in full sun. Inconspicuous greenish white flowers are sometimes followed by pink fruits. 'Silver King' grows 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide. Euonymus j. 'Silver King'
 
 

The bitter aloe will reach up to 10 feet in height with the leaves arranged in a rosette. The old leaves remain after they have dried, forming a "petticoat" on the stem. The leaves are a dull green, sometimes with a slightly blue look to them. They may also have a reddish tinge. The "A. candelabrum form" has an elegant shape with the leaf tips curving slightly downwards. The spines along the leaf edge are reddish in color. Spines may also be present on upper and lower surfaces of the leaves as well. Young plants tend to be very spiny. The flowers are carried in a large candelabra-like flower-head. There are usually between five and eight branches, each carrying a spike-like head of many flowers. Flower color varies from yellowy-orange to bright red. "A. candelabrum" has six to twelve branches and the flowers have their inner petals tipped with white. Flowering occurs between May and August, but in colder parts of the country this may be delayed until September. This aloe forms a beautiful display and attracts many bird species, Insects also visit the flowers which in turn brings yet more birds to your garden.  It is an excellent garden specimen plant and is adaptable to many conditions.

Aloe 'Ferox' (Cape Aloe)
 
 
Caryopteris ‘Longwood Blue’ is sometimes called Bluebeard, Blue Spirea or Blue Mist. It is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers. The blooms resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. Clandonensis hybrids (the “c” in the full botanical name) typically produce about 24-30" of growth per year. Total shrub height depends on the extent of the winter cut-back and/or the annual spring pruning. 'Longwood Blue' may reach a height of 4'. It features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, violet-blue flowers in terminal clusters from late summer into fall. The foliage is aromatic when brushed with the hand. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'
 
 
Helleborus Orientalis Blue Lady is sometimes known as the Lenten Rose. It is an easy, spring blooming perennial for a shady garden. Helleborus produce bushy clumps of thick, leathery evergreen leaves, and then flower stalks appear in early spring. They bear fancy, cup-shaped blooms. Blue Lady features deep plum-purple flowers. They are sometimes reddish on the edges. Most helleborus are great for beginner gardeners. They grow 14-18" tall with a similar clumping-type spread. Plant them in partial to full shade about 18" apart. Helleborus is winter hardy in Zones 4-9. Helleborus reseeds readily. For more plants, simply collect the seedlings and replant them in a new location while they are still small. Mature plants may be divided in the spring or fall. Helleborus O. Blue Lady
 
 

Coprosma 'Marble Queen' is sometimes called Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant. It is an evergreen shrub with attractive white and green variegated leaves. It grows densely to 3 to 5 feet tall by 4-6 feet wide. Give regular to occasional irrigation. Cold tolerant to about 20 degrees F. Good plant for gardens along the coast because it tolerates beach front conditions.

Coprosma r. 'Marble Queen'
 
 

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia, often known as Virginia Creeper, is a deciduous, woody vine that is seen growing in open areas of ravines, woods and valleys.  Virginia Creeper is easily grown in average, well-drained soil.  It thrives in full sun to partial shade and even tolerates full shade.   Parthenocissus Quinquefolia grows in a wide range of soil and climate conditions.

Virginia Creeper is as vigorous climber that doesn’t need support.  It typically grows 30 to 50 feet and adheres nicely to flat surfaces such as brick, stone or wood walls.  Leaves emerge with a purplish color in spring and then mature to dull green in summer.   In fall the color changes from purple to crimson red.  Virginia Creeper fall color can be quite attractive and then in late spring to early summer there appear clusters of small, greenish-white flowers.  These small flowers are generally hidden by the foliage but they produce dark blue to black berries which attract birds.

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia makes an excellent covering for walls, trellises, arbors or fences.  It will occasionally be seen growing on the ground covering old stumps or rock piles.   Look also for it to be used to control erosion on slopes.

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia
 
 
Brightly colored with sword like leaves up to 4 foot long, growing up to 3 foot tall. Foliage is yellow and green striped with long fibers at the edges. Bears yellowish-white tubular flowers in late spring. Can withstand temperatures to 0* F , hardy to zone 1. Needs heat to thrive and bloom well. Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge' (Adams Needle 'Bright Edge')
 
 
Train on trellis or arbor; Vigorous green vines, Sun to partial shade IPOMOEA ACUMINATA SK (Blue Dawn Skyflower)
 
 

Prosopis glandulosa is commonly known as Honey Mesquite.  It is a species of small to medium-sized flowering tree native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico.  Prosopis glandulosa has desirable features: it is a fast grower and it provides very dense shade.  It is known to produce abundant seed pods that are actually edible and finally it provides readily available firewood.

 

Honey Mesquite has floppy, drooping branches.  It usually reaches 20 to 30 feet tall.   Prosopis glandulosa flowers from March to November in most areas bearing pale, yellow, elongated flower spikes.

Prosopis glanduosa (Honey Mesquite)
 
 

Aeonium 'Sunburst' (Copper Pinwheel) - This succulent has large rosettes of variegated green and white leaves edged in bright, coppery red that stand up on stalks to 18 inches tall. Requires full sun (coastal) to bright shade and occasional watering. Not frost hardy below 28 degrees F.

Aeonium 'Sunburst'
 
 

Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg' is a rosette forming succulent that draws considerable interest in the color of its. They are a pale gray/brown with pink highlights and a pastel white “dusting” of color. The leaves overlap in wide solitary rosettes that produce a slender stem. The flowers are a corral pink color on the exterior with a yellow interior. Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg’ should be planted in soil with good drainage in full sun or shade. The colors in the leaves are more pronounced when exposed to bright light. Irrigation is occasional. Hardy to 25°F. This hybrid echeveria is tolerant of a fairly wide range of conditions including regular irrigation, moderate frost, inland heat and shade. It looks most attractive when it receives full sun. Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg' is a ‘hybrid’ Echeveria.

Echeveria 'Perle Von Nurnberg'
 
 

Compact variety to 1.5', violet-purple blooms

Lavandula Madrid Purple (Madrid Purple Spanish Lavender)
 
 
With Blizzard Geraniums window boxes and planters sparkle with color. These geraniums are considered self-cleaning and virtually maintenance-free flowers that can take the heat and sun. They also grow vigorously. Pelargonium 'Lavender Blizzard'
 
 

Tough and versatile plant with fragrant foliage. Flowers are deep violet-blue, blooming throughout warm weather. Grows 6-7 foot tall and up to 2 foot wide in a upright habit. Can withstand temperatures to 10* F. Needs heat and good drainage to thrive and bloom well

Rosmarinus o. 'Tuscan Blue' (Rosmary 'Tuscan Blue')
 
 
Woodwardia fimbriata is the largest fern native to North America and is found along the western half of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. It grows as far south as California and Baja California, as well as in Nevada and Arizona. The soft green, long fronds and graceful shape of the fern is beautiful in the wild as well as the garden, where it will only reach five feet tall. The common name "giant chain fern" comes from the placement of the sori, which resembles links on a metal chain. Woodwardia fimbriata (Giant Chain Fern)
 
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