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White Autumn Sage
Firecracker Penstemon
White Autumn Sage

Common name:White Autumn Sage
Botanical name:Salvia greggii 'Alba'

This drought tolerant, evergreen shrub is 4' tall and 4' wide and produces beautiful white flowers that bloom from spring to fall.

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine'

Firecracker Penstemon

Common name:Firecracker Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon eatonii

This perennial grows at a moderate rate to 1' x 1-1/2'. Bright green leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant. Scarlet spikes of flowers appear late winter to spring. Reseeds easily. Plant in fall for spring flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Accepts full sun to partial shade. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico. Similar to Penstemon barbatus but eatonii is earlier and more compact.

Designer: Richard Wise

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Knowledge Tips:

Passive rainwater harvesting relies on micro-topography to direct water towards depressions in the landscape where water will infiltrate the soil and benefit landscape plants.

WaterSmart Tips:

Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Also check valves for leaks and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Livestock waste can add excess nutrients to runoff.

Manage animal waste by collecting and composting it.

Keep manure piles away from creeks and washes.