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dry stream bed directs drainage during rainy season mediterranean-landscape
 

dry stream bed directs drainage during rainy season

design & photos by Jean Marsh

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November 20, 2013
mailemoore5017 wrote:
what are the name of the dark purple flowers? Really beautiful!!! - Thanks
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Dark Purple flowers are: Verbena rigida
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May 29, 2013
Sonja Riemenschneider wrote:
How did you connect the stream bed under the path and prevent path erosion? I'm planning a similar project.
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This swale was existing, we maintained that grade and simply put a 4 inch drainage pipe under the walkway. Note that we do not get a lot of rain at one time in this location (Corona California), although we do have wet years that is relative; anything over 12 inches feels very "wet". Last year we had only 3.88 inches for the entire year. Basically we are retaining, slowing down and directing the drainage to remain on-site as much as is possible. Hope this helps. Good luck with your project.
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Sonja Riemenschneider
Thank you!
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July 12, 2012
timamoon wrote:
what are the name of the plants on the footpath border?
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In the right foreground is Salvia chamaedryoides w/ silver foliage and cobalt blue flowers, the purple is Verbena rigida, the coral-pink blossoms on the right by the Verbena is Yarrow: Achillea millefolium, the light pale pink blossoms on the lower left are Oenothera berlandieri: Mexican Evening Primrose; note this plant is extremely invasive - I do not recommend it in a mixed planting. All of these plants require very little water or maintenance once established.
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You could be walking a hillside in Greece or Italy, but you're actually traversing the path to a front door in the United States. The design is both pretty and practical. The "stones" in the path are recycled concrete. The boulders not only add a natural look to the space that plays off the concrete, but they also line a dry creek bed that provides drainage for runoff. The soft plant palette is drought tolerant, with pops of purple to draw the eye toward the house. Planting note: Pink-flowered Mexican evening primrose is a great drought-tolerant choice, but it's also very invasive.

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