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Azure or Russian Sage
Dwarf Myrtle
Azure or Russian Sage

Common name:Azure or Russian Sage
Botanical name:Perovskia X atriplicifolia

This broad perennial will grow 3'-6' tall and has small, gray green leaves with blue violet flowers that bloom in the summer.

Dwarf Myrtle

Common name:Dwarf Myrtle
Botanical name:Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

This evergreen shrub grows to 6' x 5'. Leaves are glossy, dark green and aromatic. It blooms with white sweet-scented flowers followed by bluish-black berries. It can be grown in sun or partial shade. Well drained soil is essential. Myrtus communis 'Compacta' has smaller leaves than Myrtus communis and is often used for edges and low formal hedges.

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Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

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:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.