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Lush Suburban Retreat traditional-landscape

Lush Suburban Retreat

Paver patio in a herringbone pattern and traditional garden furniture are brightened up with rich cobalt blue and lime green pillows and umbrella.

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February 16, 2015
elmbelle wrote:
I've read that the smoke tree needs full sun. Does yours get much sun? - note
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Hi Elmbelle!

About your question, yes, the smoke tree does need full sun to develop its color. In fact, they tend to put out a lot of leggy growth anyway, so if they are planted in shade that would be a double whammy, and you would end up with a leggy, greenish plant. Thanks for the question!


    Bookmark   February 20, 2015 at 10:14AM
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September 1, 2014
dsruhling wrote:
Please, what is the name of the shrub with purple foliage? Thank you.
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Hi there-- I must've missed your question earlier, sorry about that!
The purple-leaved shrub in the background is Cotinus coggygria 'Grace'. The common name would be 'Grace' Purple Smoke Tree. They do get quite large (10-15' x 10-15') and need much pruning to stay smaller.

Hope that helps
--Pat Acheff
    Bookmark   October 10, 2014 at 3:00PM
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June 23, 2014
mvseven wrote:
Love the cobalt and lime seat cushions. Where can I get them?
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Hi mvseven--Thank you for the question. Those box cushions with piping were custom-made using Sunbrella fabrics, so to duplicate this look you would probably need to find a local upholsterer or furniture store that would make them for you.
    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 2:15PM
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