Samuel H. Williamson Associates
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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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September 11, 2014
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Samuel H. Williamson Associates
The groundcover is Epimedium, and the shrub to the left of the path is Sarcococca. Both beautiful evergreen plants that do well in shady Oregon gardens.
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April 27, 2013
kate bartel wrote:
What kind of trees are these?
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These are Japanese snowbell, Styrax japonicus.
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April 8, 2013
rellsworth wrote:
Mulch - What is the mulch/gravel/dirt used around stepping stone? Thank you, Raquel
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Looks like a dark brown fir bark mulch.
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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.
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October 17, 2013
claveygirl wrote:
What is the roof material please? Very pretty!

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