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August 4, 2012
renovation140 wrote:
what is that tree in the front yard? and how big dies it get
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purldiver
This is most likely betula nigra , or "River Birch". It has a cinnamon tint to the peeling paper bark, and has a loose, airy, fernlike structure. I have seen it in front of homes in small yards, and as it grows it did not overwhelm the home because it is airy and light. It does not create dense shade, which can be great depending on your climate and needs.
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rjperky
Good input. My landscape architect recently explained that the River Birch, like many other trees can best be planted near a foundation or in lawns if they are protected by a root barrier. Apparently the root barrier helps the roots grow downward. This River Birch is certainly beautiful near the house.
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August 1, 2012
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That does indeed appear to be a clump Birch which are great when given enough room to grow, although relatively short lived. Their exfoliating bark creates great textures in summer and winter. The challenge as in this case is that the tree is planted far too close to the residence. In a short number of years the adjacent sun loving perennials will be in shade and struggling and the gutters will be full of leaves each and every year.

One of the most common mistakes we see when homeowners develop gardens along the front of a residence is all of the plant material is placed inside the walkway. Most people will not even notice the plantings. When you pull the planting bed to the outside of the walkway as well, then your guests begin to walk "through" the garden instead of along it.

If you were to pull that birch to the outside of the walkway and plant it about 8' outside the walkway into the enlarged planting bed and light it with three LED uplights you begin to create a much more dramatic entry way.
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great comments... thanks!
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What kind of stone is used on the house?
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August 27, 2014
warnkemk49 wrote:
What type of siding is this
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December 26, 2013
lineman1 wrote:
wat kind of stone?
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January 20, 2013
bellita2 wrote:
what color is the siding?...it's beautiful!!!! - what color is the siding?...it's beautiful!!!
April 19, 2011
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Traditional
A clean and simple hardscape, plus a traditional lawn and a harmonious planting bed, allows the lines of the house itself to stand out. The lamppost fits the style of the house and serves as an accent piece. Providing a patch of light to mark the start of the path at night isn't a bad idea, either.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Stone Shows Massive Potential for Homes
Stone can be thin. Whether it's manufactured stone or naturally quarried stone that has been cut into a thin veneer, stone no longer needs to be heavy, massive and thick. Like today's brick, stone can be applied as a paper-thin, two-dimensional decorative element.

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