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Palm Beach Residence tropical landscape

Palm Beach Residence


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malaw55 wrote:
I love the lawn. What is the name of the grass on the lawn and the grass beneath the bench ?
   Comment   December 1, 2012
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The Ficus Wrangler
The common name "bamboo palm" is more often applied to members of the chamaedorea species, specifically erumpens and seifrizii. Areca palms are sometimes called butterfly palms.
May 31, 2013 at 11:46am   
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Blakely and Assoc. Landscape Architects, Inc.
The lawn grass is 'celebration' Bermuda and the tufted grass between the stepping stones is 'dwarf mondo grass'
Ophiopogon japonicus dwarf.
May 31, 2013 at 3:32pm   
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dilipjakkara wrote:
Please clarify how much land this design takes.
   Comment   March 21, 2012
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No danger of that......
May 16, 2012 at 6:45pm   
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This is beautiful! Can you tell me what the trees are? The bark is so interesting!
November 2, 2012 at 7:30pm   
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Cathy Lara added this to Reclaim Room to Breathe
Enjoy your own outdoors. We always want to be doing something. Even in the garden, people find it hard to park themselves on a bench to watch a hummingbird lap up nectar (or they do this while pressing Send on their phone) for just 10 minutes. Having a green thumb and cultivating one's garden is perfectly fine, but our spirits would probably benefit from activity-free garden time as well.
Replace grass with shade-tolerant ground covers. Turf grasses can have a hard time growing in the shade, but low-maintenance ground covers combined with stepping stones make an excellent alternative. Their deep green and finely textured foliage also makes the perfect backdrop for bold and leafy tropical plants.Whether you live in Florida or New York, the mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus, zones 6 to 11) in this photo makes an excellent lawn replacement for shadier spots and remains evergreen in warmer zones. Liriope (Liriope muscari, zones 5b to 11) and ferns are also good choices for a finely textured ground cover.

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So stunning!!
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Palm Beach; like the syngonium podophyllum going up the tree
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tropical backyard.
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liriope grass zone 5b-11
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replace grass with shade tolerant ground covers
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low-maintenance ground covers combined with stepping stones make an excellent alternative
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