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Natural California Style Garden by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com mediterranean landscape
 

Natural California Style Garden by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com

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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Margery wrote:
What is the red flowering?
   Comment   November 7, 2013
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Shirley Bovshow
Red salvia greggii
November 7, 2013 at 7:24pm        Thanked by Margery
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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? Many thanks
   Comment   July 9, 2012
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Decomposed granite is exactly that. Small, fines of granite stone in "sand-like" form. Decomposed granite may be used with flagstone in the crevice areas. It compacts nicely and neatly. Some landscapers use a stabilizing material to make it even more firm.
July 9, 2012 at 8:38am   
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chris12 wrote:
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. Thanks for your assistants
     Comment   February 25, 2012
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Shirley Bovshow
Senecio, arctoctis
February 26, 2012 at 8:39am   
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tall red: red sage. ties the landscape together and provides backdrop for variety of smaller plants
July 1, 2012 at 11:36am     
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Margery wrote:
Love the pot
   Comment   November 7, 2013

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style
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.
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Color
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.

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