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A grove of Japanese snowbell trees and drifts of shade-loving groundcovers give the front entry of this contemporary house a woodland feel.
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kate bartel wrote:
What kind of trees are these?
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Samuel H. Williamson Associates
These are Japanese snowbell, Styrax japonicus.
April 29, 2013 at 9:44AM     
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brunello wrote:
What color is the exterior of this house?
     Comment   December 27, 2010
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Kerrie L. Kelly
It may be a stain product. If it is paint, it is very close to Dunn Edwards' Storm Cloud, LRV21.
December 27, 2010 at 11:23AM   
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christine56 wrote:
This is so beautiful and serene! Can you ID some of the ground covers? - I recognize hosta and perhaps liriope, but what is the low green plant on either side of flagstone path? And then the higher plant to L of this gr cover? Thanks so much!
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claveygirl wrote:
What is the roof material please? Very pretty!
   Comment   October 17, 2013
provostj wrote:
Does the snowbell drop it's berries? If so, Are they a hazard? - I would love to plant one near my deck but I have experienced small hard berries dropping on stairs or walkways at times and lost my footing, almost like walking on tiny marbles. Would this be a problem with the snowbell? Thanks so much!
   Comment   August 7, 2013
rellsworth wrote:
Mulch - What is the mulch/gravel/dirt used around stepping stone? Thank you, Raquel
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Woodland Landscape (and low water) Grove of Japanese snowbell trees, drifts of shade-loving groundcovers give front entry of contemporary house a woodland feel. www.shwa.net
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A grove of Japanese snowbell trees and drifts of shade-loving groundcovers give the front entry of this contemporary house a woodland feel.
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shade loving plants
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Japanese snowbell trees(styrax japonica)
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Lovely entrance
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mulch with stepping stones
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more no grass!
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6. use organic mulch
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