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Bonifield Residence midcentury-exterior
 

Bonifield Residence

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January 31, 2013
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rhinehorn
at first glance it looks like a green roof, but I believe it's the mountain behind the house. Many of the roofs are flat in So Cal.
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December 3, 2012
littlewhitedove50 wrote:
name of palnts? are they good for shade or sun? - what are the name of these plants?
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From what I can see, they look to be Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Senecio vitalis (Blue Chalk Fingers), Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave), and some sort of ornamental grass. The blooming Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant) is what makes the biggest statement.
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efellner
Hi angryredhead

thanks so much for giving the names of the plants.....i really appreciate it.
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April 17, 2013
Liliana Lucero wrote:
nombre de las plantas?
February 28, 2013
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January 18, 2013
heather123 wrote:
Are these concrete steps and how were they poured?
August 20, 2012
navanation wrote:
Was Drip irrigation used here? Do you tend to use drip on all your residential projects?

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In arid climates like Los Angeles, it is essential that you select plant varieties that will survive without killing your water bill. One of the most critical points to remember about landscape design is that plants are alive. No matter how nurturing and attentive you are, they still are going to do what they want. It's easiest to just work with nature instead of against it. Plant species that are better adapted to your environment.
Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Euphorbia
How to use it. Shown here en masse with low-water plants Senecio, Agave, Anigozanthos and other ornamental grasses, Euphorbia shows texture and coloring that volumizes the design and adds a fuller and softer texture to the plant palette. Kelly often combines Euphorbias with companion plants such as succulents, Bulbine, Leucadendron and other low-water-need plants. This makes irrigation and other landscape maintenance much more efficient and responsible.
Frank Organ added this to Focus Your Garden Palette
Warm yellows. Yellows are not easy to use en masse in a garden. Here, using muted yellows from the cooler end of the yellow spectrum works as a background for the brighter colors of the euphorbias and holds the composition together.
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YellowGolden foliage can instantly brighten a space and make a small garden appear larger. Variations of yellow range from warm amber hues to intense sunflower. This design also demonstrates a monochromatic approach to color. In your own garden, monochromatic might mean blooms, berries or bark in one key color of the rainbow, such as an all-pink or all-golden border. Monochromatic color includes all tones of one color, from dark to light.Related: Focus Your Garden Palette
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Plant colorful, drought-tolerant plants: If you’re sick of high summer water bills, making the switch to drought-tolerant plantings is the way to go. Fear not — drought tolerant doesn’t mean you have to lose color in the landscape.
Drought-Tolerant Plants Drought-tolerant plants require less water and are resistant to the absence of rainfall during seasonal dry periods. These plants come in an amazing variety and can be used to create lush landscapes. Euphorbias may be used to to this effect, as shown here.
Le jardinet added this to Monochromatic Garden Magic Done 7 Ways
Green to Gold"Acid green," "chartreuse," "apple green" — these are all terms we use to describe that zesty shade we have come to love in our gardens. Here the flowering bracts of spurge (Euphorbia sp) burst into color like a wild bouquet, their color repeated by the flowering kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos sp) and assorted golden grasses. This combination is successful in part thanks to the sheer mass of a single plant. The monochromatic scheme is at its peak in late spring, but since the grasses and spurge are evergreen, in many zones the structure will remain in a hot, sunny spot like this throughout the year.
From the street, this front yard reads as a mass of yellow with splashes of silvery gray. But on closer inspection, it's a rich brocade of varying sunny colors. Euphorbia characias wulfenii is the dominant player, supported by the taller kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos 'Harmony') and a striking gold-tinged ornamental New Zealand wind grass (Stipa arundinacea). The gray is a subtle duet of Agave attenuata and blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).

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From what I can see, they look to be Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Senecio vitalis (Blue Chalk Fingers), Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave), and some sort of ornamental grass. The blooming Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant) is what makes the biggest statement.
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Do your research A good way to work out which shrubs will cope best in hot and dry conditions is to check where they originate. Any plants from warm areas, such as the Mediterranean, South Africa or California, are a sure bet for success. The heat-loving shrubs in the garden above include Mediterranean Spurge (euphorbia) with its lime green flower heads, along with yellow-flowering Australian kangaroo-paw.
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what are the name of these plants?” “Hi angryredhead thanks so much for giving the names of the plants.....i really appreciate it.” “From what I can see, they look to be Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Senecio vitalis (Blue Chalk Fingers), Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave), and some sort of ornamental” “ornamental grass. The blooming Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant) is what makes the biggest statement.” “euphorbia - drought resistant native plants” “Drought-Tolerant Plants Drought-tolerant plants require less water and are resistant to the absence of rainfall during seasonal dry periods. These plants come in an amazing variety and can be used to create lush landscapes. Euphorbias may be used to to this effect, as shown
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Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Senecio vitalis (Blue Chalk Fingers), Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave), and some sort of ornamental grass. The blooming Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant) is what makes the biggest statement.
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Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant).....great shrubs - Lower pool suggestion
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Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant), Senecio vitalis (Blue Chalk Fingers), Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave), and some sort of ornamental” “ornamental grass. The blooming Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant) is what makes the biggest statement.”
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