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janmarie23
In order to get the permit to rebuild our home that was destroyed by fire, we have to incorporate a rain garden into the landscape, not easy on a lot that is less than .25 acres! I am looking for plants that will be low growing and will accentuate the gentle slope from the house to the lake. I would also like to find flowering plants for the rain garden. Any suggestions?
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janet4784
janmarie, I'm sorry about your home loss.
Look up your state's native plant society and then find the chapter nearest you. They would have the best suggestions for appropriate plants in your area. It can vary greatly, so always best to research in advance. Since you have a slope, you don't want to plant anything that will need fertilizers or pesticides, as that would runoff into the lake. There are probably low-growing natives that bloom seasonally that would be good for a rain garden and would require little maintenance. You will still need to provide irrigation until established..
Google 'rain gardens in (your state)' and you'll probably get some great ideas. Good luck!
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jonathan3
"Warm ambience", thanks lidarose, I was looking for the right words. I love the soft colors used throughout this home. The collection is displayed very well.
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taisenjay
Wonderful
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peacheydesign
Finally! A beautiful home, full to the brim with personality. When do I move in?!
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sonny62
Normally, I am not drawn to bold colors, however, the pop of colors used throughout this home is done with such panache. Also, the placement of furnishings, the use of imaginative wallpaper and the geometric tilework and textiles are coordinated so well. I admired someone who has the ability to carry it off. But, it’s the light fixture in the dining room that I think is absolutely outrageous . . . and that is meant as a compliment. Fascinating.
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triciarobinson
We just moved into our new house. We built on a cost plus basis. We had a good builder but my greatest annoyance throughout the build was the difference in the amount of the quotes and the final invoices of the different trades. Most stuck to the quotes but there always seemed to be some that had 'upgrades' that had nothing to do with our choice of material or finishes. We were always careful to stay within our budget when making our choices. Rrrrrr!
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kdockrey
@triciarobinson - did your contract with the builder or subcontractors obligate you to pay for these "higher than bid" prices. I did have a contractor send me a bill for a list of change orders and upgrades after I fired him. I did not sign off on any of these change orders or his perceived upgrades. I did not pay him a dime for them. In CA, the standard is that any change orders have to be signed off on the owner or the contractor can't charge for them.
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