Carolina jessamine, Glesemium sempervirens

Carolina jessamine, Glesemium sempervirens

Type: Vines Exposure: Sun/Shade Water Use: Medium Mature Size: Climbing x 10’ wide This vine, also known as Carolina jasmine and the state flower of South Carolina, has shiny green leaves growing on reddish brown climbing stems. In early spring, it puts out fragrant...
Recipe for a High Desert Meadow

Recipe for a High Desert Meadow

Being someone so immersed in planting design in my daily life and someone who is so plainly in love with plants, both wild and cultivated, it can be difficult to narrow my focus and play favorites. I owe this relationship with plants unequivocally to my grandmother...
Efficient Irrigation Rebate Highlights

Efficient Irrigation Rebate Highlights

The Water Authority offers several rebates for irrigation efficiency equipment that might help you reduce water use your yard. You also can contact a Water Authority irrigation specialist at AskAnExpert@abcwua.org for a consultation or efficient irrigation...
Kaleidoscape: Vivid Blooms Create a Rainbow of Color

Kaleidoscape: Vivid Blooms Create a Rainbow of Color

Color has a more dramatic impact in a garden if plants with strong flower colors are juxtaposed against one another. In this Kaleidoscape design by Judith Phillips, the blue-purple blooms of dwarf butterfly bush, desert sage, catmint, lavender and vitex are contrasted...