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Avila Valley Estate


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August 6, 2014
ielias wrote:
Never seen the plant behind the chair with the long stem. What's the n
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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Several of these have long stems. There is a Red Hot Poker and Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2014 at 9:09PM
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June 16, 2013
Katy Snaith wrote:
Love the tall thin tree can you tell me what it is?
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Italian cypress
    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 1:54PM
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Jeff we planted Italian cypress but want to remove them because they are very bare at the bottom. How do you prevent that from happening? Thanks!
    Bookmark   November 15, 2014 at 4:41AM
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September 21, 2012
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It totally depends on your sun, soil, water and growing season. But you could expect 5 feet to grow in ideal conditions 1 - 5 months. Thanks for the interest!
    Bookmark   November 14, 2014 at 9:11PM
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June 7, 2012
carensieg wrote:
Do you know what color stucco this is? Is it Sto or dryvit?
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I would also like to know the color of this house
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It's a lime wash. Thanks for the interest!
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May 20, 2012
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B, H.
The yellow flower is gold coronation yarrow
    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 12:23PM
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Weilie Hsieh
Beautiful color, please tell me the paint color. Thanks
    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 7:12PM
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April 30, 2012
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Ryan Le
hi, can you please share with me what you used for the ground cover between the pavers? thank you!
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Elfin Thyme. Thanks for your interest!
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May 26, 2011
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Gisela Weldon
Thanks Ronique. I looked at the link and saw a bit more of an orange. Could it look so different in a picture ?
    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 7:26PM
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this is a lime wash
    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 9:57PM
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March 20, 2011
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Whips and chains. This plant is sometimes known as the S&M plant. Kidding! To train it use fine clippers and gloves because it has some nice thorns on it. Good luck if you are into pain. ;) Thanks for the interest.
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Yes I hear it can we very invasive get into cracks in the stucco. We opted to go with a trellis (old wrought iron gate) with bougainvillea to cover our bare wall. It is very pretty but the bougainvillea can also bring on the pain. Lol. Thanks for your response.
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January 21, 2011
ronnyc wrote:
What can I do to protect my patio furniture and outdoor cushions?
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Ronique Gibson
When you say 'protect' are you meaning from the elements? From sun exposure, or from soil?

To protect against harsh sun exposure, it is best to remove cushions when not using them as fabrics can fade, especially darker ones.

To protect from dirt consider using lawn furniture covers when not in use. (These could also be used to protect against the sun- but some fading could still occur)

To clean cushions, use a mild detergent/water and a coarse brush to remove dirt and then let air dry outside.
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This landscape design's garden arches and pathways remind me of the Chateau's Garden Cottages, which are grouped around a courtyard adjacent to the pool.
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This garden exemplifies a good use of the two main groups of plants that can be used to cover and decorate walls. Wall shrubs, such as the Pyracantha forming the dramatic garden archway, tend to be slower growing than the other group — the climbers. Climbers can be divided into free climbers, such as ivy, that use aerial roots to self-attach, and clingy climbers, such as clematis, which need some sort of exterior support (like a trellis) to cling to with their tendrils or leaves.
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