Amelia B. Lima & Associates
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Green Wall contemporary-landscape
 

Green Wall

A 4o feet long green wall creates a living colorful mural on a side yard.
Amelia B. Lima
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http://ameliab.com

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gena0616 wrote:
I LOVE this look but I'm in Southeastern PA. Do you have any suggestio
   Comment   March 26, 2014
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That sounds wonderful. I'm located in Broomall, PA and I need privacy along an unattractive 6' high fence line. Initially, I plan to start at one end and work on an area about 18'-20' wide. The neighbor's side has a few evergreens in that section but the planting area would have several hours of direct western exposure. It would be protected by the house once the sun was low enough in the sky. The area in front of the fence is rather low and collects water during a soaking rain. I'm currently adding some stones as a first layer so anything I plant won't drown in standing water. I plan to build up the area by about 4"-6" with topsoil. The good news is that anything I plant will have the fence as an anchor. I love how you used a combination of silver/green and purple/red.
Any suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated.
March 30, 2014 at 2:32pm   
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We could make a project for your wall. Consisting of plant selection and the composition on the wall, the irrigation system for it and the design of the supporting structure.

My private e-mail is ricardo@ricardomarinho.com.br, we can use it for further discussions, and I could also send you some more pictures or drawings.

My web site is: www.ricardomarinho.com.br
April 3, 2014 at 3:21pm   
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jetmartin wrote:
Size of stepping stones? - Do you happen to know the dimensions of these stepping stones?
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Amelia B. Lima & Associates
The big foliage plants are Calocacias
December 22, 2013 at 5:15pm   
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Amelia B. Lima & Associates
The stepping stones are 18"x36" from Stepstone,Inc.
March 18, 2014 at 9:08pm   
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tangerine1 wrote:
plant names? - beautiful landscape of elevated garden area. I have a small patio area with a wall behind 3 feet of dirt area, and LOVE your design solution. I live in Victoria BC and am wondering what plants you have used, and could you please share. Thank you sooo much! Anne Marie
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Very beautiful:)
October 17, 2012 at 12:20pm   
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Amelia B. Lima & Associates
Hello Anna Marie, some of the plants that I have on this wall are:
Acorus
Carex
Colocacia
Philodendron
Heuchera
Begonia
Good luck on your project!
March 18, 2014 at 9:33pm     
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Amanda Wachendorf wrote:
What is the grass-like plant growing on the wall?
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Hello Amanda the grass is a Carex
July 30, 2012 at 9:58pm   
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Summer Rain wrote:
can i come over :) - nice! pretty!!
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