Friday, November 11, 2016


In designing landscapes and choosing plants for the landscape it is often nice to have plants of varying heights.  This adds interest to the garden and give you more room to visually play with the space.  Typically the taller (medium growing) plants go in the back, followed by low growing plants and groundcovers.  These groundcovers can be purely decorative or a variety that can tolerate foot traffic.  All of these three plants are great if you want something in your garden that gets 1'-2' high. The second plant (Carex) is also great for foot traffic.

These 3 groundcovers in this video are:

  • Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' - Emerald Carpet Manzanita
  • Carex pansa - Meadow Sedge
  • Erigeron 'Arthur Menzies' - Arthur Menzies Seaside Daisy 
This continues a series of 10 videos about California native plants.  Each video will feature a situation that is commonly dealt with in residential landscapes.

  1. Food
  2. Habitat
  3. Color
  4. Scent
  5. Shade
  6. Groundcover
  7. Low growing
  8. Medium growing
  9. Tall growing/trees
  10. Slopes
  11. Bonus:  top 10 California native plants + giveaway 
The 11th video will be followed by a giveaway in which there will be 3 level of prizes and 3 winners. There are many ways to enter to win the prizes.  

First place prize:  One Tree Of Life Nursery designer in residence appointment with any designer of your choice.  A 10% coupon towards any plant purchase at Tree Of Life.  A packet of wildflower plant seeds.  

Second place prize: A $15 Tree Of Life Nursery gift certificate.  A packet of wildflower seeds.  A plant arrangement.

Third place prize: A plant arrangement and a packet of wildflower seeds.  

How to enter:  Comment on this or any of the other videos and or blog posts as they are posted weekly (on any of these 11 categories).  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Like creations landscape designs on Facebook or follow @creationslandscapedesigns on Instagram.  The more you enter the more entries you get.  At the end of the 11th video winners will be announced.  

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