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Mediterranean Garden in San Anselmo, CA

This San Anselmo, CA landscape in Marin county was completely redesigned to replace a large portion of the thirsty lawn. I created curving paths and adjacent areas using decomposed granite (DG) and flagstone. The plantings include CA native plants and other drought tolerant plants chosen to provide year-round color and appeal. Something is always in bloom in this garden!

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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: New Zealand Flax
Colorful and variegated varieties of Phormium tenax as well as hybrids created with another Phormium, Phormium cookanium, have revived and reinvigorated flax's popularity. While P. tenax is more of an upright plant and P. cookanium arches heavily, hybrids can fall anywhere in between.Shown: Phormium 'Jester'

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arlenegardens added this to backyard
February 21, 2015
Arbors off to the side of French doors
Katie Mattas added this to Yard ideas
February 17, 2015
Flax, overhang and ground ideas
Fawn Rueckert added this to Exteriors
February 11, 2015
rose trellis
Hannah Herguth added this to home renovation 2015
February 5, 2015
Front yard 669
Mara Jaffe added this to Landscape
February 3, 2015
jerenee added this to LANDSCAPING - Lower Yard
January 6, 2015
I love NZ flax this colour is amazing
kris10ms added this to roses
January 4, 2015
grace serpa added this to gardens
October 25, 2014
Like the phormeum, the gravel. Its a peaceful setting.
tdteacher11 added this to Patios & Landscape
October 17, 2014
Mediterranean feel
craabe added this to craabe's ideas
September 28, 2014
This looks like a cute backyard for FL
Jeri Guyton added this to jeri_guyton's Ideas
September 17, 2014
Phormium 'Jester'
caskeymartha added this to caskeymartha's ideas
June 2, 2014
sisterwitch added this to sisterwitch's ideas
May 23, 2014
Phormium Jester in terra cotta
newportrbn added this to Landscape Ideas
May 16, 2014
Yidrienne Lai added this to Outdoor Plants
May 2, 2014
Flax - Phormium Jester
powersce added this to Trellis ideas
April 26, 2014
Sweet dark pink flowers. Warm.
esther_clouse added this to esther_clouse's ideas
April 6, 2014
flax and trellis
jkcshd added this to Florida garden
April 5, 2014
Trellis with roses
delgado421 added this to delgado421's Ideas
March 31, 2014
dalephunt82 added this to dalephunt82's ideas
March 8, 2014
pot plant
njcbarnes added this to Nicki Barnes
February 22, 2014
Estudio Castaño added this to Plants/Trees
January 30, 2014
Phormium 'Jester'.
camteach added this to Roses
November 13, 2013
Rose arbor
Giuseppe Albanese added this to giuseppe_albanese's ideas
October 31, 2013
joetan added this to Pool House
October 11, 2013
separation arbor
mcbratman added this to Trellis
October 3, 2013
Bronze swords in clay pot would look nice with dark Japanese Maple.
monesuess added this to garage
September 29, 2013
Adrienne Maher added this to patio/portico
September 22, 2013
New Zealand flax plants
kdacus added this to kdacus's ideas
September 1, 2013
ilike the arbor
polyk added this to garden ideas
August 28, 2013
beautiful rose on trellis
tracydavenport69 added this to New Backyard
August 12, 2013
Just random trellis, doesn't have to cover everything.
ljhillebert added this to Exterior Ideas
August 4, 2013
like roses growing up trellis between columns
spritecan added this to spritecan's Ideas
August 2, 2013
Trellis with flowers for patio
mbachrach added this to Landscaping
July 27, 2013
Cookianum (less rigid than Tenax)
yourmommy added this to yourmommy's Ideas
July 13, 2013
Your mom
vharty added this to vharty's Ideas
June 30, 2013
jerrisriordan added this to jerrisriodan's ideas
June 25, 2013
trellis in front of utilities
stellab88 added this to stellab88's Ideas
June 9, 2013
Decomp gravel
thinkpositive added this to backyard
June 5, 2013
cindyinadks added this to cindyinadks's Ideas
June 5, 2013
Simple. Makes the flowers be the focus.
Linda Marshall added this to Backyard
May 27, 2013
Good colors
sjsnowdon added this to Backyard ideas
May 22, 2013
Like the little pagoda....
angela0417 added this to Landscape Ideas
May 13, 2013
Curving paths, decomposed granite, arbor
cialay added this to cialay's Ideas
May 12, 2013
shanark added this to Back Yard
May 8, 2013
i like the column contrast against the dark wood
mnkirton added this to mnkirton's ideas
May 8, 2013
like this pot
salliesiepmann added this to salliesiepmann's ideas
April 8, 2013
fergiesmith added this to Healdsburg
March 26, 2013
what is on the ground?
mavischang added this to mavischang's ideas
March 7, 2013
gabydavid added this to gabydavid's Ideas
March 3, 2013
marymagdalyn added this to marymagdalyn's ideas
February 25, 2013
red flax 2 in container
Sheila Hanson Visconti added this to webuser_570350's Ideas
February 25, 2013
Privacy screens/architecture
clcreel added this to patio cover
February 24, 2013
Idea for columns -- 4x4 surrounded by cedar.
cheren added this to Garden
February 23, 2013
grasses in square planters
bryanhngo added this to bryanhngo's Ideas
January 31, 2013
empathy2 added this to empathy2's ideas
January 24, 2013
bettypcwang added this to bettypcwang's ideas
January 19, 2013
Phormium jester
crystalinjoy added this to crystalinjoy's ideas
January 8, 2013
containers, trellis, pillars & shade space
Tricia Michallyszyn added this to landscaping
December 29, 2012
easy trellis between poles
cjcastelli added this to Spa Castelli Landscape
November 7, 2012
New Zealand Flax
livzhou added this to lanscape and flora
October 20, 2012
New Zealand flax
blanchard added this to Landscape
October 16, 2012
Graveled flattened yard and shade areas.
streev added this to SAD
October 11, 2012
Опоры для роз
James Wong added this to jameswong's ideas
October 7, 2012
So serene and beautiful!
carminacapis added this to carminacapis's ideas
September 30, 2012
columnas lavadero
ymccarthy added this to Landscape
September 27, 2012
I like the plants in the planters on the left. I like the colors and that though the leaves are long and straight they bend...not such a spiky look. The color is beautiful too though I don't think it will match the color of the house
jmrtcr added this to jmrtcr's ideas
September 26, 2012
in pots-New Zealand Flax
ne14rodeo added this to EXTERIORS
September 24, 2012
johnhabern added this to johnhabern's Ideas
September 22, 2012
Love steps down to gravel living area
imilla added this to imilla's Favorites
September 21, 2012
Las rosas
binu13 added this to binu13's ideas
September 21, 2012
yossel added this to yossel's ideas
September 20, 2012
the pergola is a beautiful mix of styles and colors
jmweideling added this to Backyard Landscape
September 20, 2012
color of flax
Jescille Daquila added this to jescille_daquila's ideas
September 3, 2012
love the idea of vines in lanai
chantal interiors added this to 1chantal1's ideas
August 31, 2012
decomposed granite
arbora added this to arbora's ideas
August 8, 2012
columns and pergola
Roxanne Bisby_Davis added this to backyard
July 25, 2012
columns with lattice
bickley26 added this to bickley26's Ideas
July 20, 2012
ktgrandy added this to ktgrandy's garden ideas
July 18, 2012
pergola with built in trellis
madriguera added this to madriguera's Ideas
July 12, 2012
Detalle de flores
falco47 added this to HOME AND GARDEN
July 12, 2012
ktambke added this to Vidette
July 1, 2012
Pergola Paint & Natural
eleash added this to Garden Ideas
June 25, 2012
flax in pots
Crystal Gardens added this to crystalgardensoscar's ideas
June 18, 2012
karpug added this to karpug's ideas
June 14, 2012
jester plant and pink flowers
almitareyna added this to almitareyna's ideas
June 14, 2012
could we frame yard with pillars Wired with electricity
elwammack added this to elwammack's ideas
June 12, 2012
put climbing roses onto trellis separating tony's house
hosta52 added this to hosta52's ideas
March 21, 2012
the separation of spaces into distinct room
pigletandpooh added this to pigletandpooh's Favorites
March 11, 2012
tracyraetz added this to tracyraetz's ideas
March 8, 2012
lovely arbor
dustbunny added this to dustbunny's ideas
February 16, 2012
great pergola
Paulette Seibel_Bartusek added this to paulette_seibel_bartusek's Favorites
January 27, 2012
Grass in pots and pillars
Daze Design Studios added this to Exterior Amber Oak
January 25, 2012
Kinda like the different colors in pergola
catalena2 added this to Outside
January 24, 2012
interesting ground cover
jpnurre added this to front door garden
September 14, 2011
would the red long-leaf plant be better for Kat's allergies (opposed to grasses)
joecroix51 added this to joecroix51's ideas
August 23, 2011
trellis between columns
naherzog added this to brians patio
August 20, 2011
rose trellis screen
molokai added this to molokai's Backyard Ideas
May 15, 2011
Like the idea of additional trellis in between columns for additional privacy
lobiestone added this to lobiestone's Favorites
May 9, 2011
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