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Classical entryway

Columnar evergreens provide a rhythmic structure to the flowing bluestone entry walk that terminates in a fountain courtyard. A soothing palette of green and white plantings keeps the space feeling lush and cool. Photo credit: Verdance Fine Garden Design
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tmarere wrote:
Flowers - What's the name of the white flowers and when do they bloom?
   Comment   December 8, 2013
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Verdance Landscape Design
Those are white tulips and white Impatiens, both of which bloom in late winter/early spring here in the San Francisco area. I don't recall the specific cultivar names, but for bulbs like tulips one of my favorite sources is www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com . Happy gardening!
February 2, 2014 at 12:59pm     
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Esther Lira Barajas wrote:
plant behind the cypress - What type of plant makes up the hedge? thank u.
   Comment   November 24, 2013
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That "hedge" actually is a vine on the fence: evergreen creeping fig, or Ficus pumila.
November 24, 2013 at 9:22pm     
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sodia57 wrote:
Nice but ... What to do when the Italian cypresses grow?
     Comment   July 17, 2013
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jujubeandme
Can you train the cypress to stay this size?
March 16, 2014 at 10:33am   
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Plants, like the rest of us, have genetic destinies; so if a tree "wants" to grow 20 feet tall, keeping it smaller will require ongoing pruning — and keeping it both smaller AND attractive will require meticulous attention. (Bonsai artists are the pinnacle of this work.) If you really love the cypress and no other species will do, you could take advantage of its slow growth: enjoy it while it's young, and replace it with another when it ultimately gets too large for your liking.
March 16, 2014 at 8:58pm   
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suzieliz wrote:
Love your walkway.... Need source info for slate and brick. colors chosen or specific description if possible.
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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caroldfear
Love this look. We live in central Florida and want to re do our front entrance. Is the blue stone slippery when wet? We have a earth tone brick house with salmon and orange.
The brick borders are brilliant for step safety.
July 31, 2013 at 8:33am   
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Glad you like the look! Connecticut bluestone is a sandstone with excellent slip resistance.
-John
July 31, 2013 at 4:22pm   
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donnaeb wrote:
What are the tall narrow tress call. love the look. Thanks
     Comment   August 13, 2012
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oderby
Could you please tell the name of the tall hedges behind the Tiny Tower? The seem like a very dense wall.
Thank you
December 12, 2012 at 10:36am   
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Thanks for asking! You are very perceptive: the "hedge" behind the juniper trees actually is a wall covered in Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila). The large shrub in the back corner is English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).
John
December 12, 2012 at 11:26am   
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rbcola wrote:
Creeping Fig was something we saw/had in South FL - Would any of these plants work in Southern IN?? - creeping fig was something we saw/had in South FL. Lovely application. I'm particularly interested in the Italian Cypress - again, would they work in 4 season climate? Thanks
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Hi, beautiful work !!! I live in Ecuador and Italian Cypress (cupressus sempervirens) has adapted extremely well to our zone, I´m also in last semester of landscape design
July 10, 2013 at 1:38pm   
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As landscape architects in Illinois I can advise you that neither the fig nor cypress would survive outside in the Midwest. Try Skyrocket Juniper or other juniper species. Also try cultivars of Chamaecyparis - false cypress, which has a similar narrow, upright habit. Columnar Oak is deciduous and will easily attain 5' in width and 25' in height, so make sure you have space for it.
July 10, 2013 at 2:28pm   
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louisefreeman wrote:
What plant forms the hedge? - what is the hedge?
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Thanks for asking! The "hedge" behind the juniper trees actually is a wall covered in Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila). The large shrub in the back corner is English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).
April 2, 2012 at 8:48am   
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carla_jacobs
Stuning! Wish this could work in Virginia!
April 29, 2012 at 10:01am   
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ja5salsa wrote:
What are the white flowers in this picture by the tulips?
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motherbear
Those are Delta white pansies(annuals).
May 23, 2011 at 8:28am   
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Hi, those actually are white Impatiens. This is a cool-season annual that should be readily available at nurseries. Thanks for asking!
John
March 6, 2013 at 6:19pm     
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arkyinohio wrote:
What are the 4 skinny evergreen trees in this picture? THANKS!!
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Sheila Schmitz
They look like columnar junipers. There are a number of varieties, this one looks like it could be (Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket'): http://www.hopewellnursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantdetail&plant_id=3760 Your local nursery can point you to one that will thrive where you live.
March 19, 2011 at 5:13pm   
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The skinny evergreens are 'Tiny Tower' Italian cypress, see http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1028/tiny-tower-italian-cypress.php
These grow somewhat narrower than columnar junipers, and have a darker green color than 'Skyrocket,' which tends to be a bit blue-green.
September 23, 2011 at 12:31pm   
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Here's an entry garden that gains excitement from a row of slender Italian cypresses emerging like exclamation points in front of a solid hedge. Privacy? Yes. But this is also a gorgeous way to welcome guests and give them a beautiful journey to the front door.
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Slate is an exceptional walkway material because it doesn't absorb water, isn't affected by direct sunlight and can stand up to extreme weather conditions. The subtle color palette coordinates nicely with most landscapes.
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In monochromatic schemes, the bulbs' main role is to provide design interest rather than color. As a result, you can use fewer bulbs to accomplish the goal. In this photo, small staggered groupings of tulips provide rhythm and repetition, leading the eye down the path to the front door.
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16. Anchor tall plantings. In this San Francisco garden, white tulips lend a pristine formality to a brick-edged, curved stone walkway. Punctuated with columnar evergreens, the look is understated and timeless, and can be easily switched once the flowers fade.
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If you like the idea of a white garden but don't want to commit to such a large area, try flanking a pathway with a simple springtime combination. White daffodils or tulips could join pansies or white forget-me-nots (Myosotis sp, zones 3 to 8) for an early-season display. In a shadier spot, a mass planting of snowdrops would be delightful.
Dwarf Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens 'Tiny Tower')Presented with a small space — an urban courtyard or a roof patio — I always devote considerable attention to structural plants. With solid bones, such a small space will come to life and endure. In this charming example, pencil-shaped dwarf Italian cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens 'Tiny Tower') lead the way.USDA zones: 7 to 10 (find your zone)Water requirement: Well-drained soilLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 30 feet tall and 3 feet wideSeasonal interest: Year-roundWhen to plant: Anytime

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