Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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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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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.
     Comment   November 9, 2012
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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!
   Comment   November 6, 2012
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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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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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.
   Comment   August 9, 2012
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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!
August 9, 2012 at 9:51am   
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Common Name: Creeping Booblialla
December 29, 2012 at 2:55pm   
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