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Lush Los Osos Landscape

Grasses combine to form this coastal eclectic garden space: carex, stipa, pennisetum, and more.

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January 16, 2015
kmr107 wrote:
What is the name of the pink flowered plant?
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Pink Guara
    Bookmark   January 17, 2015 at 11:26AM
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July 20, 2012
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Looks great! What kind of ground cover is that between the stepping stones? Nice work Gabriel!
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So beautiful. Would these plants work in Pennsylvania ? We just bought a house with a big yard and I have no clue where to start but I have a bed that is bare and ready!
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
However, if spare isn't really your style, you still have options. This coastal planting bed is filled with color, both from the perennials and the grasses. It's also filled with plants. The overall look is a blend of cottage and traditional, a nice mix for a home garden and certainly up to handling coastal weather.
A joyous celebration of plants — with their unique traits, forms, habits and blooms — adds up to a garden with a charismatic and engaging attitude. Colors may clash for surprisingly successful pairings, like orange and pink or gold and purple. This garden challenges conventions. It is a single composition created by the pairing of exotic and native plants. Carex, Stipa and Pennisetum — carefree ornamental grasses — intermingle with Gaura and kangaroo paw in what some may call "controlled chaos." I call it irresistible.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Meet a Lawn Alternative That Works Wonders
They can be used to break up a cacophony of flowering plants in a border or path either in spring or fall, or on into winter, when they keep their ornamental interest.

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Plant combos
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lush/ colorful
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Would love to see if we can do something like this in the north 40.
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great group of plants for your yard
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Sedge plants
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Front garden
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I wonder which are low water
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ideas for no lawn
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Plant combos flow like grasses
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textures and colors
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Wild grass and flowers
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love this!!!!!!!!!!
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LOVE this
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creeping thyme
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The sweeping hair-like grass is Carex testacea. The red in the backround are Anigozanthus (kangaroo paw) and the purple pom-poms are verbena lilacina a native of the channel island. It was a fun tapestry to weave, and this was definitely a peak moment :) Pink flowers Guara. Pennisetum on the left of the purple pompoms.
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plant mix
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Entry path look? Generally gorgeous. Swirling grasses and flowers.
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The sweeping hair-like grass is Carex testacea. The red in the backround are Anigozanthus (kangaroo paw) and the purple pom-poms are verbena lilacina a native of the channel island. It was a fun tapestry to weave, and this was definitely a peak moment :) Pink flowers Guara. Pennisetum on the left of the purple pompoms.
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use of sedges as groundcovers
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Don't like those really wispy grasses
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plant grouping ideas
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flag stones and plants
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garden - sedges in flower garden
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lush and high drama
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walking path
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too much going on for us, but looks to be sloping down, narrow space, nice feel.
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DT grasses 56
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Wow! Pretty! Love the pathway!
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Possibility if can use recycled water. Like the moss between pavers.
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Set stones
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Love these colors
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good use of grass for slight slope
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Flowers: maroon, purple, pink, orange
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Quite like fuzzy "blonde" grass
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Lush Los Osos Landscape
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The brown grasses are beautiful
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Softness of grasses
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Flagstone path
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Love that grass
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Sedge Grass
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Sea grass
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I like the ground cover in between the stone for a walking path
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Mexican feather grass
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love the grasses
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Long sweeping grass
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tall grasses
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Good composition
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This is a perferct mix of plants for my hillside and north side yard including the path to the garage.
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like the colour scheme of this garden and the look of it
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Mix of grasses and perennials for coastal area
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Color, walking stones with native grass, lushness
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ca natives
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Love the fancy grass.
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Very full
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ground cover...stepping stones
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sedge grass
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path stone
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Interesting lawn replacement with path
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Para el frente de la casa?
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Planting s along flagstone path
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Nice yard
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Grasses combine to form this coastal eclectic garden space: carex, stipa, pennisetum, and more.
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hanks for the compliments! In the foreground orange flowers are Mimulus, and Heliathemum (sunroses). The sweeping hair-like grass is Carex testacea. The red in the backround are Anigozanthus (kangaroo paw) and the purple pom-poms are verbena lilacina a native of the channel island. It was a fun tapestry to weave, and this was definitely a peak moment :)
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Grasses, path
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FlAgstone path
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grasses, color, walkway
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walkway with moss and lush plants
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Ground cover around stepping stones
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Perfect pathway!! Gabriel is a genius.
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Plantings with grasses
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Fluffy grass and slate path
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Grasses / stone path
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GRASSES with flair
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Lots of info on these desert plants
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i like the color and texture differences
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what is that growing between stones?
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Love this garden, looks so free
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California cottage garden
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drought tolerant
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great landscape
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very pretty but too expensive and looks like a lot of upkeep
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For back yard
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Carex lawn article
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Grasses used
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Love colorful annuals
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combination of cottage and traditional. I like cottage
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Carex, Stipa and Pennisetum — carefree ornamental grasses — intermingle with Gaura and kangaroo paw
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sedges for interest in plantings
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love the use of colors
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stone walkway and wheat colored ornamental grass
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colors are great
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Small orange sprays
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Nice flowers in garden
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low moisture plants.
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Pathway plants
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I love this style. It is the cottage style with a little more modern feel because of the grasses.
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