Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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Grace Design Associates

Lovely built dream home on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Santa Barbara coastline.
Distinctly different gardens reading as a harmonious whole-was our mission!
The owners had defined ten distinctly different gardens to be installed across the almost three-acre site. How were these to be woven together into a cohesive whole, which in turn would compliment the Italianate façade of the 10,000 square foot house?
The gardens rendered as a string of pearls -- Each of the ten gardens was separately designed to be its own special jewel. And yet, when viewed from afar or from the grand terrace above, several of the gardens and numerous garden elements are "Linked Together as a String of Pearls" -- the White Garden, the Christmas Tree (a large deodar underplanted with white foliaged "snow"), the Theater Garden, the Perennial Border (mandated by the coastal commission to protect the bluff top from failing), the Koi pond, the Queen's Garden, the Pergola and the Herb Garden all flow in a loose chain around the perimeter of a central back lawn. This design concept drove many of the other design decisions and specific design techniques.
** Builder of the Year: Best Landscape and Hardscape, Santa Barbara Contractors Association

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December 12, 2014
the lemon tree in the pot
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pots, height
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citrus in pot
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potted citrus plants
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Potted baby Lemon Tree
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Citrus in pot with trailing annuals
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size of lemon tree
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December 5, 2013
Meyer lemon tree in pot
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November 2, 2013
Beautifully framed with the Pacific in the background. Hope Ranch is a very special place. Because of the way the areas are laid out, you don't feel like your neighbor is on top of you so much. Your featured home and property brought back for me, fond memories of the first place I stayed when I had moved to CA many years ago with friends of my family who I've lost track of since then. The people there were so laid back. That's S B for you and in general, Nor Cal. Must be something in the air.
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a good idea for myy lemon tree
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potted citrus tree
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Looks like Ravello
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Lemon tree!
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bring indoors in cold weather zone 2 bite my butt
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