Wagner Hodgson
Landscape Architects & Designers
Mountain Lodge, Planting traditional landscape
 

Mountain Lodge, Planting

Situated on a 100 acre site, this landscape for a private residence draws it's inspiration from the classic mountain lodges of the northeast. Rich sweeping drifts of native perennials, grasses and shrubs create a relaxed, elegant composition that ground the home and define a variety of spaces for family gathering, entertaining and quiet reflection. Large caliper trees were planted to compliment the surrounding mature trees, providing a sense of permanence and timelessness. An existing pond was augmented and expanded for swimming with a 'diving rock' hand selected and perched at one end. The south-facing terrace is defined by large slabs of stone and a grand outdoor fireplace that gives way to views of the neighboring ski trails.

Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
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http://www.wagnerhodgson.com

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ConeflowerAnother classic flower of the Asteraceae family is the coneflower. The traditional Echinacea features a cone-shape center and genteel purple flowers. Massed along a stone border, they make a beautiful statement in summer.Botanical name: Echinacea Common names: ConeflowerUSDA zones: 3-9Water requirement: Water to establish, then drought tolerantSun requirement: Full sun Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 13 Risks to Take for True Garden Rewards
6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.

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I like that they landscaped the slope and have a flat place to walk at the bottom. Idea for east side of our house (the side with the a/c unit.
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Plant selection
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Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
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Nice grass idea, mixture
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Michael Mathie Design added this to Brants landscape
April 15, 2014
Purple cone flowers are great color.
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April 11, 2014
Natural-grass with purple coneflower
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April 10, 2014
Beautiful scenery
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April 8, 2014
nicely landscaped slope
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April 5, 2014
Borders
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April 2, 2014
like this rain garen swale
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March 30, 2014
Natural
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March 30, 2014
Wow landscaping!
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March 30, 2014
fantastic boulder
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March 30, 2014
along garage with grasses
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March 29, 2014
Note the decrease in lawn size
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March 26, 2014
gardens on each side of strip of lawn..
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March 25, 2014
Echinacea is hardy and lovely in masses
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March 25, 2014
Native Landscape
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March 24, 2014
layered, boulders
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Yard edging and plant
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March 19, 2014
Flowers.
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March 19, 2014
Drift of plants, slope ideas
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March 17, 2014
Coneflowers
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March 16, 2014
landscape
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March 15, 2014
around rocks w/ grasses
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March 15, 2014
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March 10, 2014
GRASS HIDES EDGES
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March 9, 2014
Need to remember not to space to evenly. Make it look more random like in this photo. eg echincaeas
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March 7, 2014
Layered grasses
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March 3, 2014
Grasses and lawn
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March 2, 2014
gardens for beside the house.
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February 27, 2014
Meadow planting
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February 25, 2014
Native plants
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February 24, 2014
like the feel for the front between deck and street
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February 23, 2014
Zahrada
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February 21, 2014
an accent of flowers instead of profusion
lacy62 added this to Landscape Ideas
February 20, 2014
edge of cone flowers
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February 16, 2014
Perrenial grasses with mowed path
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February 11, 2014
road side at cabin
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February 9, 2014
Garden
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February 9, 2014
Grasses....flower spacing
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February 9, 2014
6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
SP Gardens - Susanna Pagan Landscape Design added this to Wassum residence
February 7, 2014
Coneflowers mixed among edibles along lawn
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February 4, 2014
Random placement of rocks and the natural look.
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February 3, 2014
grasses
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February 2, 2014
path, grass border for west side yard
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February 2, 2014
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February 1, 2014
Wildflower
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January 30, 2014
garden
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January 29, 2014
like ecenacia
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January 28, 2014
landscape
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January 24, 2014
stagger plants - two close together - third twice the distance away
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January 21, 2014
Wow
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January 21, 2014
paths, natural flowers and grasses
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January 21, 2014
Pathway
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January 21, 2014
row of coneflowers
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January 20, 2014
echinacea
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January 20, 2014
don't evenly space your plants
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January 19, 2014
rock behind flowers and unevenly spacing flowers
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Garden
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flowers
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January 15, 2014
don't evenly space plants, comment suggests two close together and then a third one twice the distance away
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January 15, 2014
rock garden feel
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January 12, 2014
Try to fertilize path to get it green and lush like this!
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January 12, 2014
Hidden hammer head for backing out of garage and turning car around. Idea given to plant two plants close together and the third twice as far apart for visual interest.
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January 12, 2014
Purple cone flower
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January 12, 2014
Again, I Like how the lawn is a path through the yard and garden plantings.
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January 11, 2014
Big rocks!
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January 10, 2014
Less lawn, uneven spacing of plants
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January 10, 2014
Rich sweeping drifts of native perennials, grasses and shrubs create a relaxed, elegant composition that ground the home and define a variety of spaces for family gathering, entertaining and quiet reflection. Large caliper trees were
pollet added this to pollet's Ideas
January 9, 2014
association rubdeckia et cheveux d'ange
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January 8, 2014
Again, I like the flowers (echinacea - bees, butterflies, etc love it) that soften the grasses and shrubs
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January 8, 2014
lovely yard
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January 8, 2014
plant arrangement
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January 7, 2014
Love
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January 7, 2014
love the grass path!
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January 7, 2014
natural look
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January 7, 2014
stagger plants by placing 2 close and a 3rd twice the distance away
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January 7, 2014
Garden around the natural rock.
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January 7, 2014
6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
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January 6, 2014
fullness
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January 6, 2014
Apartment over garage, pretty landscaping!
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January 6, 2014
6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
hallerjr added this to outdoor gadsden
January 6, 2014
Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
clivem added this to clivems garden ideas
January 6, 2014
Appearance of a lawn pathway.
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January 6, 2014
grass pathways
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January 5, 2014
uneven spaced plantings, more natural
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January 5, 2014
Mass planting flowers
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January 5, 2014
He suggests two plants together then one more further away. Says it's transporting. Great article on gardening risks to take, do review
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January 5, 2014
Love the flowers!!!
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January 5, 2014
grass 'path' - side yard?
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January 5, 2014
Plant spacing-- But I suggest placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away.
jibram33 added this to Number 1
January 5, 2014
Don't evenly space out plants.
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January 5, 2014
DON'T SPACE THE PLANTS EVENLY . If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
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January 5, 2014
rustic
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January 5, 2014
Cone flowers
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January 5, 2014
6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening
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January 5, 2014
grass used as walkway
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January 5, 2014
rocks and plants
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January 5, 2014
The path
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January 5, 2014
commentary
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January 5, 2014
Dark green
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January 5, 2014
Flowers
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January 5, 2014
Doable?
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January 5, 2014
To finish off the house in WI, I will need some corner plantings and they should be full as the house is awfully big.
donirn added this to donirn's Ideas
January 5, 2014
Like the grasses
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January 5, 2014
Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.
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January 5, 2014
CREATIONS JARDINS : DES MASSIFS SUCCESSIFS
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January 5, 2014
Natural and welcoming
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January 5, 2014
grass as path, narrow and winding
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January 5, 2014
grasses plus perennials with path
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January 5, 2014
irregular planting
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January 5, 2014
the grass and flowers in the yard. also the rocky landscape
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January 5, 2014
DONT EVENLY SPACE YOUR PLANTS
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January 5, 2014
Nice and raw at the edges garden
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January 5, 2014
grass path
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Cottage garden
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January 5, 2014
provides an in the woods feeling
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January 5, 2014
Don't evenly space your plants. Place two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. See Bookmark 13 Risks to Take for True Garden Rewards.
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January 5, 2014
A good idea for side yard design
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January 5, 2014
Staggering plantings
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January 5, 2014
coneflowers
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January 5, 2014
excellent advice about spacing plants; would make the garden look more spontaneous and interesting
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January 5, 2014
Path
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January 5, 2014
PLAANT SPACING
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January 5, 2014
Like this look.
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January 5, 2014
I like this concept of plant two close together, and then skip a space and plant again.
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January 4, 2014
Pretty!
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January 4, 2014
sloped garden
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Green road
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Planting
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garden
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Dark green trim and shingles, and the landscaping.
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Garden
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January 3, 2014
flores muy lindas
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Grasses, flowers and lawn
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January 3, 2014
plant selection for the sloped area
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January 1, 2014
Grasses
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December 29, 2013
Really like the look of this planting vs grass area
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pathway to lake
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Dry scape
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Naturalistic but interesting
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Uh Huh!
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Red trim with shingles
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purple coneflowers
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Look at that big ol rock
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Spruce
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grasses
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Natural look
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wild flowers moss rock grass
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Loose path
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garden
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coneflowers and greay green
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House
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Pathway of grass
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September 9, 2013
front lawn
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September 2, 2013
Coneflower
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September 2, 2013
Like the cone flower
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Planting
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Grass paths
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Love low matinence
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Garage
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lawn edge
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Grassy meadow
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Large boulder with coneflowers and grasses
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Coneflower (echinacea)
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Rock: )
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Flowers
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Colors
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natural looking beds
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front drive planting
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Echinacea
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Backyard idea
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16 - meadow & lawn path
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Echinacea
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The theme
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coneflowers
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simple, do=able
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informal, low maint, grasses, natural but not unkept
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Adoro esta flor!!!!
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purple cone flower
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grasses - side yard?
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daisies
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Lawn
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cone flowers
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Paths
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pink flowers
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