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Pool Makeover by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com mediterranean landscape
 

Pool Makeover by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com

Garden makeovers by Shirley Bovshow in Los Angeles. Glowing ornamental grasses and other low water plants enhance the natural style gardens surrounding this pool makeover. Why start from scratch if you can "recreate" a pool scape that you will love for a fraction of the price. See the transformation: http://edenmakersblog.com/?p=533

Photo by Shirley Bovshow EdenMakersBlog.com
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Botannika wrote:
Species name and zone for the pink Pampas grass? Annual? Perennial?
     Comment   September 22, 2013
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sdpg33
Or Eragrostis spectabilis
March 6, 2014 at 12:30am   
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Upon closer inspection: muhlenbergia capillaris
March 6, 2014 at 12:35am   
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schoggi7 wrote:
what is the fencing in this photo? Is it wood or vinyl?
   Comment   August 29, 2013
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Shirley Bovshow
Yes, creeping thyme is a good choice in this planting zone and is a neat grower. I would advise you to ask your local garden center about appropriate ground covers for your climate in San Diego.
September 30, 2013 at 6:22pm   
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amedavp
Thank you very much!
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September 30, 2013 at 6:55pm   
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albencarpens wrote:
What type of ornamental grass is this? Will it grow in shade?
   Comment   August 22, 2013
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luvcomo
Nickname is pink muhley grass.
August 22, 2013 at 9:08pm   
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lindola wrote:
Need help with color - Just such lovely colors used here? I live in SFV and would like to know where to purchase pink feathery grasses used?
   Comment   July 31, 2013
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lindola
Oh thank you Shirley, I live right down the street! Great place as it's been there for many years! I'm in Northridge. Love your work! Sperlings is probably another place to check. Thanks so much!
July 31, 2013 at 11:19pm   
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Shirley Bovshow
My pleasure. Sperlings is a good nursery- Green Thumb, my favorite.
July 31, 2013 at 11:21pm   
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colcom wrote:
√Hi, i notice you planted this close to the pool and jacuzzi, will the pink bloom make mess being next to the - Hi, i notice you planted this close to the pool and jacuzzi, will the pink bloom make mess being next to the pool?
   Comment   November 14, 2012
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Shirley Bovshow
Muhlenbergia capillaris- "pink muhly grass"
March 22, 2013 at 6:10pm     
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lisastockwell
Thanks! I'll have to see if I can get it locally in Sonoma County.
March 23, 2013 at 9:42am     
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alexia7 wrote:
Beautiful! Can you tell me what type of flagstone did you use and how you went about getting such large pieces - Absolutely gorgeous!
   Comment   September 25, 2012
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alexia7
Thanks Shirley! You really are amazing!
September 26, 2012 at 8:11am     
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Shirley Bovshow
Aw shucks!
September 26, 2012 at 9:48am     
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Cooke Furniture wrote:
Did you incorporate a fire pit in that space?
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Shirley Bovshow
Hi David. Thanks for your question. No fire pit. Instead, we built a beautiful large fireplace for the area directly left of the pool area!
June 26, 2012 at 8:36am   
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Nancy Parr wrote:
what is growing between the stones.......and is it high maintenance?
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navanation
Thank you, Shirley!
August 21, 2012 at 9:23am   
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rbcola
This is very helpful.....I'll take this a step further if you will indulge me please Shirley.......Can the drip irrigation system be set up such that rainfall can be captured (gutters, etc) in a (barrel!!!???) holding tank of some kind and then controlled in the distribution through the landscaping. We're planning to build and it seems so practical to use "mother nature" and "supplement" when necessary.
August 27, 2012 at 5:50pm     
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geneva50 wrote:
Will these do well in south Florida zone 10?
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Shirley Bovshow
Hi Geneva50,
Thank you for your question. Muhly grass will do well in zone 10 and is adaptable to both heat and humidity. Not fussy to grow. Please visit my blog, EdenMakersblog.com for more information!
Shirley Bovshow
January 15, 2012 at 1:20pm   
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lema wrote:
what are the pink flowering grasses called?
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Shirley Bovshow
@Micromaverick- Not sure what your gardening zone is but muhly grass is evergreen in zones 6-9.
December 3, 2012 at 11:26am   
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somedaywarm
I wish I wasn't zone 5, that grass is gorgeous!
June 9, 2013 at 6:53pm     
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Some of my favorite ornamental grasses are the pink pampas and switchgrasses. The bright, wispy plumes of pink scream girlishness without the high maintenance of roses and delphiniums. Before you purchase grass plants or seed, make sure you check your state's invasive plant listings. Some ornamental grasses are considered noxious weeds in some parts of the country.
Pull from nature's color palettes.If choosing color for your home has you feeling a bit intimidated, try looking to nature for inspiration. When you find a vista, garden or landscape that inspires you, snap a picture or clip a photo from a magazine. I was drawn to the feathery pink plants paired with greenery in this backyard.
Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping added this to Patio Pavers Go Green in Between
In California and other dry climates, choosing a drought-tolerant ground cover like dymondia will further enhance the sustainability of the space.
Cathy Lara added this to Pick a Perfect Color Palette
Color palettes can be applied to the exterior ...
If your garden is a little more relaxed than classic, a little more desert than woodland, you might want to try grasses. Muhly grass (shown) is an excellent choice for a wallop of color.
Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Pink Muhly Grass
Or use the grass as an accent, as designer Shirley Bovshow has done here, by planting smaller clumps throughout the garden.
Katherine Caviness added this to Pool-Friendly Patio Materials
Flagstone patios can be installed with ground cover planted in between, as shown in this image. This type of application complements the natural surroundings — but be sure to have the patio slant gently away from the pool to avoid runoff into the water.
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Muhly Grass(Muhlenbergia capillaris) Muhly grass offers one of the most stunning colorations of all the ornamental grasses. It starts out as a neat green mound of fine foliage, and by summer's end it begins developing a mauve-pink spray of seed heads. This grass blends in beautifully with other ornamental grasses and flowering perennials. USDA zones: 5a to 10bWater requirement: AverageLight requirement: Full to partial sunMature size: 4 feet tallPlanting tips: Plant in fall or spring, and prune down to 12 inches in late winter or early spring.
Le jardinet added this to Monochromatic Garden Magic Done 7 Ways
Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is one of the most dramatic for late-season color. Rather than massing these in a single border, the designer added them throughout the space, effectively moving the eye around this beautiful garden. The pink-purple beard tongue (Penstemon sp, USDA hardiness varies) in the foreground adds a nice touch.

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