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Howard Roberts traditional landscape

Howard Roberts

A man made pond? Absolutely, we wanted to created a folly for this client. You just get a glimpse of the tree house balcony, which was the focal point of this water garden.

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peterrichardson wrote:
Trees - What are the trees with the pink flowers?
   Comment   March 31, 2014
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Those are Redbuds or Cersis Canadensis.
March 31, 2014 at 3:59pm   
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bigwhop wrote:
No Question - This is one of the most amazing installs I have ever seen, great work !!!
     Comment   February 2, 2014
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Thank you, we did this for a show house/fund raisers years ago. There was a wooded area on the estate and we wanted to create a folly, something whimsical. Get the consumer to think outside the conventional box and realize that a landscape can be truly anything they want.

This was just a bare area of lawn along the wooded edge/tree line.
February 2, 2014 at 10:35am   
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LOVE this project! A Designer Show House is a great opportunity to really be creative! I have done several and have always enjoyed being a part of the total transformations that occur. Are you doing any now?
February 4, 2014 at 6:32am   
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whywawa wrote:
Shrub at the water edge - What is the shrub at the ponds water edge? I can't seem to get anything to succeed on my pond edge
   Comment   January 12, 2013
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Heath and variegated water iris. Thank you for asking!! Howard
January 12, 2013 at 12:57pm     
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gorgeous66 wrote:
what is this grass called and the plants on the out side
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It is not a grass but variegated Iris. Beautiful foliage, purple flower and contrast.
June 6, 2012 at 5:38pm     
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romygeorge74 wrote:
plant name on the edge of the pond - what is the name of the plants by the sides of this beautiful pond lilly like lond leaves
   Comment   May 19, 2012
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Varigated Water Iris! The balance is Mountain Fire Andromeda (foreground) and Heath and Luecothea in the background. The Iris have wonderful foliage which reflects beautifully in the pond. They have a blue flower in mid spring. Enjoy!
May 19, 2012 at 8:04am     
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Amy Renea added this to Paint a Garden Delightful With Iris
It's a good idea to plant irises in clumps, since this is how they typically grow in the wild. Plant four to five rhizomes together — but don't get them too close. Irises multiply every year, so leave a little space for them to grow.There is nothing worse than a line of single irises along a pond's edge. Avoid this, and plant them in groups instead.
Becky Harris added this to Great Design Plant: Eastern Redbud
That's interesting. Founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were both fans of the Eastern redbud and planted many of them on their respective properties, Monticello and Mount Vernon.

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