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Bonifield Residence midcentury-exterior
 

Bonifield Residence

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littlewhitedove50 wrote:
name of palnts? are they good for shade or sun? - what are the name of these plants?
     Comment   December 3, 2012
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angryredhead
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.
January 21, 2013 at 4:09pm     
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efellner
Hi angryredhead

thanks so much for giving the names of the plants.....i really appreciate it.
January 22, 2013 at 1:31pm   
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Liliana Lucero wrote:
nombre de las plantas?
   Comment   April 17, 2013
Stevan Pierce wrote:
How did you secure the mulch to the side of the hill? - We have quite a bit of slope in the backyard and would like to use hardwood mulch but are hesitant as rain would wash it down the hill.
     Comment   February 28, 2013
cas2031 wrote:
Is that a green roof? - I live in Bondi, Australia and am beginning to plan an arid zone/coastal green roof for our garage. I would be grateful for any references or information sources you could share. Thanks, Cas
   Comment   January 31, 2013
heather123 wrote:
Are these concrete steps and how were they poured?
   Comment   January 18, 2013
navanation wrote:
Was Drip irrigation used here? Do you tend to use drip on all your residential projects?
   Comment   August 20, 2012

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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.
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Color
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
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to California Gardener: What to Do in July
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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Euphorbia plants do they flower?
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golden yellow garden in San Luis Obispo
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Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant).....great shrubs - Lower pool suggestion
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stunning landscape colors...
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like the plants in general
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Beautiful
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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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Gopher plant?
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Green colors
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Slop w/ color
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great colors
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instead of grass
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yellow euphorbia
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Deck railing
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yellow euphorbias
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euphorbs and kangaroo paws on slope with stairs
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Interesting plants.
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Love the look for a modern house
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plants and foxtail agave
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Cushion Spurge & grasses
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Euphorbias
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drought tolerant plants
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Euphorbia
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plants used
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Euphorbia rigida (gopher plant)
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drought tolerant plants
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pretty front yard plants of varying sizes
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Garden hill
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Euphorbia, spurge
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Euphorbias
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railing
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Water wise plants, color.
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board and batten.
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Anigozanthus
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Yellow
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Yellow
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Euphorbia
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Landscape
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Plants
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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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Concrete steps
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Euphorbia at mass
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water saving plants for front beds
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steps
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Plants
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landscape
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bushes plus add red salvia and penstemon
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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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Steps
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Plants
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euphorbia ideas
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What do you like about this photo? Wild plantings on multi level
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Kangaroo Paws, spikey yellow flower...
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euphorbia and kangaroo paw
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Arid greenery
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Hillside plant ideas.
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khaki colour with cedar around windows
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Midcentury concrete stairs for front of house
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Monochromatic designs can be effective
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Front entry plants
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euphorbia and kangaroo paw go together well
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vertical board & batt
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color of plants
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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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Great use of Plants
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front yard
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Planting
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I like everything about this photo, but the color scheme is what initially drew me to it.
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yellow and green succulents
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Cool colour
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walkway next to asphalt driveway.
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