Samuel H. Williamson Associates
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shwa contemporary landscape
 

shwa

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?
   Comment   April 27, 2013
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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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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
   Comment   April 8, 2013

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Plant trees. As long as the ground isn’t frozen, it is still a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Prepare the planting hole with ample mulch. Also cover the root ball with mulch, being careful to not bring the mulch right up to the trunk.
6. Use organic mulches. A 3-inch layer of mulch will help reduce water evaporation, stabilize soil temperatures, slow soil erosion and compaction, and reduce weeds. Mulch also adds color and texture to the landscape — include it in your planning process.

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A grove of Japanese snowbell trees and drifts of shade-loving groundcovers
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japanese snowbell trees for front yard
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The flagstone.
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Lack of color not good
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