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

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

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May 9, 2013
diamondhill wrote:
beautiful! what tree is this please?
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It is a Japanese Maple:
Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’ – Trompenburg Japanese Maple
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thank you!
    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 9:14AM
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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
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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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like the minimal look
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hints of japanese landscaping
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January 13, 2015
Excellent landscape with no lawn, just hardscape, boulders & pebbles
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like the no grass look
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mid century Modern
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rocks and maple tree
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the use of pebbles, sparseness
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Rock Gravel
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showy japanese maple
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Large rock adds interest.
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large boulder for contemplation
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jardin piedras
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hostas & japanese maple with gravel in relation to house
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The simplicity
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We REALLY like boulders + sparse greens + japanese maple combo
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japanese maple
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large stones. Could serve as a focal point to balance the embedded wall features?
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size of boulder (for near fire pit)
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Focal point boulder with simple Japanese style
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Focal boulder (third level)
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love this combination of rock & grass. I love green grass but it's a bear to take care of with the dog using it so much. He will easily 'use' barkdust and gravel too, it's just the back is mostly grass.
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want to use some Jap red maples
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in the tunnel area?
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A Japanese maple provides the perfect pop of color in this backyard oasis.
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GIANT rock!!!! Want
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boulder hard scaping
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large rocks yes
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Rock milch
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gutter -trim
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Big rock on gravel.
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Using giant rock to add interest.
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Stones under and around the tree
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Trellis/walkway with beams. Minimal impact.
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garden style
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Stone mulch. Feature rock.
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has maple tree...
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the hardscape plan
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crushed rock, nice
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Trompenberg Japanese maple
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Japanese Maple in stone
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Rock Garden
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..nice boulder
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Trompenburg Japanese Maple: Acer palmatum "Tropenburg"
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river stones and boulder
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Large Boulders and Japanese Maple
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rock bed
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corner ieas
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Front yard inspiration
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front exterior
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I would love if a Japanese maple could survive and live in the courtyard of the master bath
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Simple! What is ground cover. Boulders
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Japanese maple front
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big rock
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Love the giant boulder! (and everything else about this stunning garden)
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large rock and some plants
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Internal courtyard landscape
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Water runoff
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Japanese Maple
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Modern landscape architecture
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Inspiration for the landscape project.
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The use of pebbles in a garden
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love the large rock and Japanese maple.
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