Garden makeovers by Shirley Bovshow in Los Angeles. Homeowner wanted a natural style garden with Mediterranean and native California plants. An avid hiker, the homeowner now has her own decomposed granite "trail." Photo by Shirley Bovshow, http://EdenMakersBlog.com
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Dixi MacKenzie wrote:
Pathways in this photo - What is the material that makes up the decomposed granite paths. Would it pack tightly enough to be used with say flagstone?
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This flower bed arrangement is so beautiful.
I would love to create flower bed like this. Could you tell me what are the tall red plants in the back, and the smaller plants in the front. Love the layering effect. My home is in So Cal.
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Native plants mix with Mediterranean imports in a Central California garden. Since both thrive in the same conditions, they work well together; most people would be hard pressed to know which is which. The result is an easy-care garden that's colorful without demanding too much water. The color of the decomposed granite pathway echoes the colors of the trails in the surrounding hills.
Just past this garden's entry is a blaze of red flowering salvia planted in a crescent bed to emphasize the space. Blue-green and turquoise — complementary hues across the color wheel from red — show up in a glazed urn and in the succulent plantings to the right of the red border.