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Blue Rug Juniper
Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)
Emerald  Cedar, Smaragd Cedar
Blue Rug Juniper

Common name:Blue Rug Juniper
Botanical name:Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii'

This prostrate ground cover is valued for its silver, blue-green foliage which remains a constant blue color through winter. It is useful on slopes and when draped over walls. It quickly spreads 6'-8' wide, only reaching 6" tall. It prefers full sun and is cold tolerant. This conifer is great for erosion control and looks great in rock gardens. It needs occasional watering once it's established.

Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)

Common name:Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)
Botanical name:Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

This climbing rose can grow as tall as 25' with support. It has become one of the most popular roses in cultivation because of its strong display in spring of lightly fragrant flowers that look like tiny, high centered, hybrid tea roses. It is long-lived, disease resistant and tolerates everything from poor soil to partial shade.

Emerald  Cedar, Smaragd Cedar

Common name:Emerald Cedar, Smaragd Cedar
Botanical name:Platycladus orientalis 'Smaragd'

This shrub can reach about 25' tall and has small, scaled, green leaves. This is a highly combustible plant.

Designer: Landscapes West

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Photographer: Steve George

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.