Daniel Nolan for Flora Grubb Gardens
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290 Colgate Ave. modern-landscape
 

290 Colgate Ave.

I have a passion for phormiums that goes way back. I love their instant architecture but the diversity of the species is what blows me away. I used 2 maori phormiums to play off eachother and the result is really lovely.

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kkwink wrote:
What are the tall spiked plants behind the chair?
   Comment   January 19, 2011
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Nan Tofanelli
Looks like a type of flax. I have some in my yard too.
January 19, 2011 at 4:54PM   
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Annie Thornton
I think you're right nantucket. This looks like New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) to me. There are a lot of different cultivars of this species that can give you stripes, red foliage, etc.

I love this garden.
January 19, 2011 at 4:57PM   
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cherinel wrote:
What size is the concrete tiles and what is the width of the pebble wash joint?
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Keith Sawka wrote:
What kind of gravel did you use between the pavers?
   Comment   May 27, 2012
Banyon Tree Design Studio wrote:
Looking for a similar colored chair--is the one in your photo vintage? Any idea where we could find one? Thank
   Comment   May 21, 2012
Kelly wrote:
Where did u get lounger?
   Comment   April 25, 2012

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Flax grass: Phormiu comes in a wide array of colors and sizes, from dwarf foot-tall specimens to spiky monsters 8 feet tall. Most modern cultivars top out around 5 or 6 feet tall and wide. They're available in colors such as bright red, gold, shiny black, cream-variegated and more. Because they have such wide blades, they make an immediate dramatic impact in the coastal landscape. While their blades can be damaged by wind, they are such vigorous growers that if you are willing to periodically thin out any damaged leaves, they will make a stunning showpiece plant for the coastal garden.

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