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Dry Creek Valley Home - A Pool For Sharing mediterranean landscape

Dry Creek Valley Home - A Pool For Sharing

Photographer: Katherine B. Stickley, Arterra LLP

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cheiii wrote:
What are the big green spikey plants (NOT the ones with the purple flowers)? Thank you!
   Comment   December 16, 2012
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This would be a perfect question for our Landscape Architects who did this project :

Arterra Landscape Architects
88 Missouri Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 861-3100
December 17, 2012 at 10:18am     
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Derviss Design
I'm not the land arch but I greatly admire this planting scheme. The tall grasses are Miscanthus, the whispy purple plant is perovskia and the wheat colored grasses are stipa. - beautiful garden.
February 23, 2014 at 10:09am   
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jtlmwaldo wrote:
What is the green plant with purple flowers in the foreground? - It has long stalks, thanks.
   Comment   September 4, 2012
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Looks like Russian Sage?
October 8, 2012 at 8:06pm   
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October 17, 2012 at 8:47am   
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Great pool and garden
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grasses on hill side
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April 11, 2014
Las plantas utilizadas pueden ser usadas para el paisajismo en la pendiente frente a la jardinera
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grass pool area
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sloped yard gardening pool
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hill landscaping would look good under the oak trees
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Like the hillside but over grown and too congested
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Pool in grass
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Winery yard
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Grasses that do not spread
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large rock base
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March 23, 2014
The plants on the hill.
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March 22, 2014
I think this is nice. It is far from house and creates a very separate destination place to go to.
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Plantes naturel sur falaise.
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Plant choices
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hill side landscape, would look great on the hill by the pool
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hillside garden, comments list the taller plants
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hillside landscape: natural
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hillside planting
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love the puffy grasses in the berm.
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February 24, 2014
love the puffy grasses in this berm
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Turf around pool - area to lounge on turf
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The pool is down the hill from the house
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Grass to the edge
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Tall Green grass
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the pool and grass
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note the pattern of the grasses slows the eye crisscrossing the slope
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Plan for pool between 2 houses
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love the slope plantings. would artificial turf work around the pool. Maybe in between rock pavers. The only problem is that is must be cool on the feel.
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bank and house
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Simple pool with border. Turf grass surround??
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the view is stunning
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All the different grasses
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This hill is gorgeous
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Hillside solution
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Pool and landscape !
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Pool is separate from house area. On a different "level".
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Bank planting
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natural plantings
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I love the grasses, but too much plain lawn
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spa built in so pool cover covers all
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replace pool w tennis court
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plants on slope
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Low Water natural planting style on slope
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big grasses
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Landscaping idea for a steep bank
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Similar to what we are working with. Like the plants, bushes, and plants
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Steep bank in front of house.
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Original concept on much larger scale.
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Countryside pool!!
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Purple plants
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Pool at bottom of slope....
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