Van De Voorde Elemental Design Group
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Private Residence Capitola, CA traditional-exterior

Private Residence Capitola, CA


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November 22, 2013
lindahaden wrote:
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Is the Stachys byzantine a type of Lamb's Ear? The type I have in my garden has larger leaves, but I love the dense spreading nature of your plant!
    Bookmark   October 27, 2014 at 7:01PM
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Yes it is. The leaves can vary in size depending on the amount of water and sun that it gets. There are also different cultivars.
    Bookmark   October 27, 2014 at 7:05PM
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July 7, 2012
pauli12 wrote:
What color is the fence - Color of fence? Thanks
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Unfortunately I no longer have this information; this project was built in the mid 90's!
    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:19PM
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5. Don't be afraid to plant in every available plot of soil. Mailboxes and picket fences are begging for some floral company.
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If you already have a fence, picket or not, give it an update by painting it a color that will bring out the surrounding flowers.
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Choose Your StyleA coastal cottage garden is a natural choice in Nantucket, along the Gulf Coast, in Santa Cruz or on Puget Sound. Look for hardier perennials in traditional cottage garden colors, such as pinks, purples and blues, and mass them together for a charming effect, especially against the weathered gray often found on a coastal cottage. Gravel paths work equally well with cottage and coastal styles, and the lack of a traditional lawn is completely appropriate for the setting.
The outside your home is often the best place to look for color cues. An instant connection between the landscape and the exterior is formed here with the same bright and energized periwinkle from the trim reflected onto the fence.

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I have many of these plants in my coastal garden :)
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