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Palm Beach Residence tropical-landscape

Palm Beach Residence


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December 1, 2012
malaw55 wrote:
I love the lawn. What is the name of the grass on the lawn and the grass beneath the bench ?
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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.
    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 11:46AM
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Blakely and Associates Landscape Architects, Inc.
The lawn grass is 'celebration' Bermuda and the tufted grass between the stepping stones is 'dwarf mondo grass'
Ophiopogon japonicus dwarf.
    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 3:32PM
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March 21, 2012
dilipjakkara wrote:
Please clarify how much land this design takes.
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No danger of that......
    Bookmark   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!
    Bookmark   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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Garden bench, ground cover
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February 16, 2015
great for yard
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Sitting under the tree
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Memorial garden
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November 29, 2014
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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November 12, 2014
Simple bench in corner
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November 12, 2014
I am so in love with the tree canopy! I see oak and some type of ficus in the back.
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October 28, 2014
Dwarf mondo grass
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Bench under tree
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incorporate memory garden
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Bench and ground cover
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bench area
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bench in green garden
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bench and dwarf mondo grass
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Under oak at end of drive: bench, groundcover, stepping stones
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Behind the shed idea
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nice and shady I love the tropical look
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Pavers & grasses
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Great landscape design. While there only one color -green- the lush foliage compensates.
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All green
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outdoor space
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ground cover
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très chouette idée pour un coin d'ombre
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Tropical front garden
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Pieceful garden w/ bench
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Not the right zone but the idea is good of the planting beds and lawn areas.
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Under oak tree landscaping- pavers
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Jut out and 'secret' beyond
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can we put decorative stone in the grass?
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Tree ideas
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I would love this under the trees for the glider bench
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Stones with grass between can get a little high
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possible bench under oak in backyard
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seating area
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Garden bench facing the house
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Mondo grass and Liriope can be used to replace grass in shady areas.
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landscaping with the private bench
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Wish we could recreate this in our tiny back yard
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So stunning!!
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Matas pie de arboles
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Plants beneath palms
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Plants in the forground
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Look below fig tree
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Bench, thick foliage.
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Love love bench area
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Bench tucked away under a tree.
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Sitting area
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Side yard
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Bench in rear
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mondo grass
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Seating area
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Front corner
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Palm Beach; like the syngonium podophyllum going up the tree
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This has a nice soft look, and the grass looks like carpet. There is a nice variety of greenery bordering the yard creating a tranquil feeling.
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Bench nook, yard
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The wasted right hand corner of the garden
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Foliage Mix and density
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palm beach landscape 2-23-14
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Garden forest
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use of outdoor bench - great positioning
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Idée coin Ficus
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Great trees!
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magical spot
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Areca(sp) reminds me of SE corner. Complemented by smaller plants. Vertical interest. Nice trunks! Would like to develop corner of lot to something more like this. Tho could be good for firepit we really want firepit in pool area where it will be more frequently used.
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Living outside
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love it.
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Miami it must be.
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shade plants
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Ground cover 4
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slate with plants inbetween
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check into shade tolerant ground cover
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Gorgeous landscaping
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Picnic area
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mondo grass
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I like this for the back garden facing the ugly wall. The back of Prems house
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luv luv luv the lush!
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Charming vignette w/low, medium and high plantings.
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Trees and bushes
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side yard in front of multi stem palm type tree
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I love the green lushness.
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Look at the trees. THE TREES
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backyard bench and garden
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tropical tree
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seating area
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shade plants
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Oak tree
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Matthew likes this
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Great landscaping
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Bench - for fire pit
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Another bench
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Trout valley!!!
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plants under the tree
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Bench in garden
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Duyplicate around old oak
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seating under tree
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Gorgeous greenery shelter a serene space
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Around trees
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Heaven. Could use stepping stones and ground cover in shady corner
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great photos
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"private" back yard garden
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plants, bench
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Could be my yard...
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for bench sideyard...celebration bermuda
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lush plants for backyard
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white seat for front
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