Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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meisoe wrote:
Linear stone walkway - Everything is beautifully composed. I really like the linear stone walkway with the rocks in between. What kind of stone is that and where do you buy something of that nature? I don't know what kind of place to contact locally for that type/shape of stone.
     Comment   June 1, 2014
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
Thanks for the kudos. I recommend you show this photo to your landscaper or go to your local stone supplier (these were supplied by Santa Barbara Stone in Santa Barbara, CA). They are large slabs of Oklahoma stone (called "Cherokee Creek" or "Three Rivers" stone here locally).
June 2, 2014 at 7:36am   
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Nina wrote:
Pretty tree on the left side; what is it? thanks!
   Comment   November 11, 2013
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
It's a Japanese maple: Acer japonica 'Orangeola'. Best, Margie
November 11, 2013 at 12:14pm   
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Nina
Thanks!
January 15, 2014 at 12:46pm   
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boaz1889 wrote:
What material was used on the patio cover?
   Comment   April 19, 2013
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
Cover is comprised of aluminum louvers from LouvreTecUSA, Inc. They're fantastic! 805 966 1977 / 805 962 7757
April 19, 2013 at 9:30pm     
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lotfi Bernoussi wrote:
Hello Mrs Grace,can you tell me what is the botanical or common name of the green groundcover?is it sedum? - the garden is fabulous!
   Comment   December 28, 2012
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
HI Lotfi --- didn't see your question until just now! I apologize for the lapse in time... the ground cover is Myoporum parvifolium. Best, Margie
July 11, 2013 at 8:56pm     
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mayelle wrote:
How did you finish the ipe to get the varied colors on the facade? Beautiful effect.
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
That's the natural tone of the wood. It has been treated with a penetrating sealer.
December 6, 2012 at 9:12am     
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dogopr wrote:
Background plant? - What is the name of the green plant in front of the veranda? The one in between the mexican feather grass. A+ landscape layout!
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
Hi - thanks for your inquiry. This was a fabulous project. Great clients, great site, great team. The project has won a lot of awards, including the 2009 International Landscape Designer of the Year from the Assn. of Professional Landscape Designers - it was over the top.

The plant is called Tapeworm Plant or Ribbon Plant (Homalocladium platycladum). It's a bit slow growing but a striking plant and well worth it. We use it for a screen between the street and the house.
November 6, 2012 at 5:30pm   
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It has a penetrating sealer on it -- don't know the brand.
November 9, 2012 at 9:24pm   
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aes13 wrote:
Can you tell me what type of wood you used for the siding? thanks!
   Comment   October 25, 2012
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Ipe.
October 25, 2012 at 10:38am     
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emmahouse wrote:
Gorgeous - does the verandah roof open? - Love the path and covered verandah - what is the roof material? Is it a louvered roof? does the roof open?
     Comment   September 27, 2012
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
Yes. Those are adjustable louvres. Not water/weather proof, but darn close. Beautiful too!
October 23, 2013 at 3:32pm   
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If you are interested in a beautiful louvre system system that is completely weatherproof feel free to have a look at our product Pergotenda Helyos. (Photo attached). We also have other pergolas with retractable roofs.
November 3, 2013 at 11:15pm   
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Rosemarie Reid wrote:
plants - what is the name of the ornamental grass, low to the grown, green and white leaves, to the right lower corner of the picture.
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
The grass is Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) - but be careful, it's invasive. It should not be planted near wildland where it can escape. The really low green ground cover is Myoporum parvifolium, the pink-flowered variety (sorry, it doesn't have a common name...) Happy gardening!
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Common Name: Creeping Booblialla
December 29, 2012 at 2:55pm   
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