Spokane Midcentury - Mary Jean & Joel E. Ferris, II House midcentury landscape

Spokane Midcentury - Mary Jean & Joel E. Ferris, II House

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diamondhill wrote:
beautiful! what tree is this please?
     Comment   May 9, 2013
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It is a Japanese Maple:
Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’ – Trompenburg Japanese Maple
May 10, 2013 at 8:24am     
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thank you!
May 10, 2013 at 9:14am   
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equarto wrote:
Mulch - What kind of mulch is this?
   Comment   April 23, 2013
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The rock I used to cover the planting beds, which we call rock mulch, is a ¾ “ drain rock. Drain rock is usually available in most parts of the country in a variety of sizes. Rock Mulch, or Decorative Landscape Rock is often sold at landscape supplies business and can also vary greatly depending the area. This particular rock is unique to an area southwest of Spokane and comes from several different quarries. It is a natural glacial tilled basalt aggregate that is screened and offered in a variety of sizes and used mostly for construction purposes. I have always preferred this rock over the granite aggregates available from the valley or most of the Decorative Rock available. It has more texture and a neutral color that reminds me of some of the rock used in the gardens of Kyoto. Certainly not an exact match but similar feeling. I also like the fact that it’s local and not imported from out of our area. - Tom Musselwhite
April 24, 2013 at 12:20pm     
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A Japanese-inspired meditative garden sits between the carport and the home, greeting guests. "My mom was always very proud that Halprin picked each of these boulders out himself," says Sam Ferris. "He was very specific about the placement."
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Ferris Residence, Spokane, Washington, 1955–56This home's landscape is a wonderful example of Halprin's residential work. Luckily for the Ferris family, Halprin was in their hometown of Spokane working on the landscape of the headquarters for Washingon Water Power (now called Avista). Having commissioned one of the first modern houses in town, the forward-thinking couple approached Halprin about designing their yard. He obliged, and the family has worked hard to preserve his vision for 60-plus years.

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