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Orchard contemporary-patio


A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden.

Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas.

Michele Lee Willson Photography

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Johanna Wise_Segatti wrote:
What kind of trees are these? - I am wondering about the one on the right with fruit in particular.
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Could be persimmon...
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These are persimmon trees. Thanks for asking!
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J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener's December Checklist
Spray fruit trees. None of our fruit trees are native to our areas, so they need a little extra care right now and will benefit from a spray schedule to prevent diseases. Apple, peach, pear, apricot and plum trees need to be sprayed regularly. There are different sprays to be applied at various times throughout the cool months, so be sure to check with your local county extension office or trusted nursery about when to spray your fruit trees to keep them healthy.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener's April Checklist
Mulch. A 3-inch layer of mulch around all plantings will maintain soil moisture and deter weeds. In Texas use a Texas native hardwood mulch, which is shredded and resists moving during a hard rain. Mulches such as bark chips or nuggets have a tendency to wash away, leaving the soil bare and creating a maintenance issue.Irrigate. New plantings need regular irrigation to establish deep roots. Try to water toward the base of the plant rather than on the plant's leaves (which could create fungal problems); water more deeply and less often, and always follow any watering guidelines that exist in your area.More regional gardening guides
Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to How to Pick a Mulch — and Why Your Soil Wants It
Design considerations. Organic mulches have a soft, rustic appearance that can enhance an informal design or add a nice stroke of contrast to formal or modernist elements.Maintenance. Organic mulches will decompose, may blow off in heavy winds and can shift in heavy rains. They will need to be tidied up from time to time and replenished every year or two to maintain a 2-inch deep layer. Hand pull or spot spray weeds as needed.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to How to Grow Your Own Persimmons
Planting guidelines: Plant bare-root persimmons in the spring, once the soil can be worked. Container-grown persimmons can be planted almost year round, although you should avoid the hottest summer months. Don’t be surprised by the black roots; that’s their natural color. Japanese persimmons prefer full sun, while American and hybrid persimmons can take some shade. Well-drained soil is always preferred, but persimmons, especially the Japanese, are very tolerant of different soils. American persimmons have a long taproot, so the soil should be loose.How to plant: For bare-root plants, dig a planting hole that is about the same depth as the roots and twice as wide. Create a cone in the middle of the hole that is tall enough that the crown of the tree will sit just above the soil line. Scruff up the sides of the hole to encourage roots to spread. Set the tree in place, spreading the roots out around the cone, and fill with soil.For container-grown plants, dig a planting hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide, then create a small shelf about an inch or two deep on the bottom of the hole. Scruff up the sides, then place the plant in the hole and spread the roots out. Fill in with soil and create a small watering berm around the outside of the hole. After planting, prune to remove wayward branches and shape the tree. Water deeply and add mulch, keeping it at least 3 inches away from the trunk.

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Favorite Japanese nonastringent persimmons: Early Fuyu, Fuyu, Giant Fuyu (Gosho), Izu, Jiro (Apple Persimmon), Maru, Nishimura Wase (Coffee Cake) Favorite American and hybrid persimmons: Early Golden, John Rick, Meader, Nikita’s Gift, Ruby, Russian Beauty, Szukis
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