Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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Grace Design Associates contemporary-landscape

Grace Design Associates

Uber green earthy contemporary
Winner of the Gold Medal and the International Landscaper Designer of The Year for APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers)
Winner of Santa Barbara Beautiful Award, Large Family Residence

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February 10, 2013
jmorin wrote:
Is the wood siding torrefied wood or cedar?? what kind of upkeep is required ?? How about in Canada
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 7:53AM
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Shenzhen Maxcom Technology Co.Ltd.
Hi have an great landscape designs. I love your designs. This is Susan from China. Our company major export laser cut metal screens, light box and decors to Australian. The landscaper, home developer, retailer, wholesaler are our major customers. the most popular material in Au is corten steel. We could provide with rustic effect. We have cooperate with landscape in Sydney, Melbourne etc.
    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 7:09PM
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July 9, 2012
marcowise wrote:
Beautiful! What is that plant flanking the terrace? A type of bamboo or fern?
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    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 9:48PM
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
It is called Tapeworm Plant - Homalocladium platycladum
    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 2:39PM
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June 27, 2012
marymmcc wrote:
what is the green ground cover?
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K.O.H. Construction Corporation
good call, do they sell it in the states
    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 4:28AM
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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April 20, 2012
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Liza G.
dammit ! it has noxious weed status in NSW (Australia) where I live. Guess I'll have to stick with Pennisetum grasses instead. Just LOVE the contrast of the white flower heads !
    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 5:52AM
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
dammit, indeed! I've been playing with substitutes --- here are the two I've been using to get (sort of) the same feel and movement: Pennisetum spathiolatum (tall) and Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' (short). They're a weak imitation of the Stipa tenuissima, but they are the best I've found so far. Please share anything you find that works better. All the best, Margie
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Consider the bulk and lines of the house when deciding on how busy or restful the garden should be. Bold contemporary architecture makes a bolder impression when it's not competing with a fussy landscape. Let low-lying plants create a spacious foreground, then apply restraint by embellishing the garden with a few well-chosen accent plants.

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