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Allan Bloom Hybrd
Potatoe Vine
Howard McMinn Manzanita
Homestead Purple Verbena
Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Provence Lavender
Allan Bloom Hybrd

Common name:Allan Bloom Hybrd
Botanical name:Achillea X taygetaea 'Moonshine'

Long, straight stems with pale yellow flowers are apparent on the mats of green to grey-green leaves of this plant, which are flatter and less divided than those of the Achillea millefolium. The yarrow propagate easily from rooted cuttings or division, which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded.

Potatoe Vine

Common name:Potatoe Vine
Botanical name:Solanum jasminoides

This twisting vine will grow 25' in length and has deciduous, glossy green leaves with blue and white flowers that are in constant bloom.

Howard McMinn Manzanita

Common name:Howard McMinn Manzanita
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn

This shrub is highly appreciated for its decorative characteristics, which include a dense show of small, pale pink, urn-shaped flowers. Above all, it is the mahogany-red to brown bark (which peels beautifully) that is the major attraction. Its fruit resembles the tike apple, and the flowers contrast perfectly to the light green leaf (which can get rather tough). It blooms from late winter to spring. - Cornflower Farms

Homestead Purple Verbena

Common name:Homestead Purple Verbena
Botanical name:Verbena peruviana 'Homestead Purple'

This perennial will reach about 3' tall and has small green leaves with purple flowers that bloom all year.

Dwarf Lily of the Nile

Common name:Dwarf Lily of the Nile
Botanical name:Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'

WIth a growth of blue flowers between 12-18" high, this is a dwarf form of the Agapanthus.

Provence Lavender

Common name:Provence Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'

With tall, 24-30" stems, 'Provence' has true, lavender colored flowers that are fragrant and excellent for cutting. It flowers in early June and has large, gray/green leaves.

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Yountville Backyard

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.