Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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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).
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November 11, 2013
Nina wrote:
Pretty tree on the left side; what is it? thanks!
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
It's a Japanese maple: Acer japonica 'Orangeola'. Best, Margie
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Thanks!
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April 19, 2013
boaz1889 wrote:
What material was used on the patio cover?
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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
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December 28, 2012
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!
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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
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November 9, 2012
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.
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November 6, 2012
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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.
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
It has a penetrating sealer on it -- don't know the brand.
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October 25, 2012
aes13 wrote:
Can you tell me what type of wood you used for the siding? thanks!
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Ipe.
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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!
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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.
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August 9, 2012
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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
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