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Garden or Common Geranium
Hybrid Daylily (various)
Weeping White Mulberry
Allepo Pine
Mexican Fan Palm
Carnival Trailing Lantana
Garden or Common Geranium

Common name: Garden or Common Geranium
Botanical name: Pelargonium X hortorum

Pelargonium X hortorum is a shrubby, succulent perennial stemmed to 3' or more. Round or kidney-shaped leaves are velvety and hairy, soft to the touch, aromatic, with edges distinctly lobed and scalloped toothed. Single and double flowers are flatter and smaller than those of Pelargonium domesticum variety, but clusters bear more blossoms.

Hybrid Daylily (various)

Common name: Hybrid Daylily (various)
Botanical name: Hemerocallis hybrids

These summer-blooming perennials form clumps with large, grass-like leaves. Its showy flowers, resembling lilies, are borne in clusters on stems held well above the foliage. They prefer full sun to light shade, well draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich. They do better with deep watering once a week. Daylilies make excellent cut flowers. Apply a layer of compost every fall.

Weeping White Mulberry

Common name: Weeping White Mulberry
Botanical name: Morus alba 'Pendula'

Morus alba 'Pendula' is a deciduous tree. This fast growing tree can reach 30'-50' high and wide, but often smaller. Leaves are 6" long and nearly as wide, often lobed.

Allepo Pine

Common name: Allepo Pine
Botanical name: Pinus halepensis

The Pinus halepensis exhibits moderate growth to 30' or more, with an open, irregular crown. Mature trees have horizontal spreading branches, 20' wide and more. The needles light green in color, with a length of 2.5"- 4". Flowers are insignificant. Cones appear on the tree after a few years, rounded and oval shaped, about 3" long. Allepo Pine prefers full sun and low watering, although it will drop its needles if water stressed.

Mexican Fan Palm

Common name: Mexican Fan Palm
Botanical name: Washingtonia robusta

The Mexican Fan Palm is a very tall, rapidly growing palm with large, fan-shaped leaves. It has a tropical look, and can grow several feet a year. This species is excellent for larger gardens and lining streets and avenues.

Carnival Trailing Lantana

Common name: Carnival Trailing Lantana
Botanical name: Lantana 'Carnival' trailing hybrids

Delightful accents of color in natural gardens are found with this informal shrub. It can be controlled with pruning and is a reliable bloomer intermittently throughout the year, benefitting from infrequent, deep waterings and a little pruning.

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