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Chaste Tree
Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Chaste Tree

Common name:Chaste Tree
Botanical name:Vitex agnus-castus

Deciduous shrub or small tree. Tends to be multitrunked. Blooms summer into fall with fragrant lavender flower spikes. The leaves are dark green above and gray below. Native to southern Europe.

Bi-colored Hesperaloe

Common name:Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Botanical name:Hesperaloe parviflora 'Duet'

Spectacular accent for desert gardens anywhere. Plants tolerate drought, full sun, reflected heat, and poor soils. Forms rosettes of leaves 4' x 6'. The red and yellow flower stalks emerge in spring and remain on the plant until the end of summer. - Mountain States Nursery


Common name:Catmint
Botanical name:Nepeta X faassenii

Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray green, undulating mounds that are 1.5' high when blooming. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Designer: Sarah Wood

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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:

Remember to check your irrigation system at least once a month, especially your valves, sprinkler heads, and drip emitters.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.