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rtdavis1959 wrote:
What type of climate will this grass grow best in? - Live in Tennessee and wondering if this is something I can use in landscape here successfully
     Comment   March 5, 2014
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This is Creeping Red Fecue or Festuca rubra. I am not familiar with your specific climate in
Tenessee. Much may depend upon your microclimate. I suggest consulting a local nursery or supplier.
March 12, 2014 at 7:01pm     
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Beverly McKinney
whee did u get the giant vase
last Wednesday at 1:21pm   
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wheaton22 wrote:
what is the grass used in this? I love it
     Comment   November 10, 2013
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kwollan
I've read through all the Q&A here, but no comments regarding irrigation method. i have similar grass with pop-up mp rotors but worry the grass is so thick its difficult to penetrate to the soil. hence why i am wondering if you put in subterranean irrigation. thanks.
May 13, 2014 at 9:14pm   
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This red fescue area was irrigated with pop up heads. Good quality rotors or pop ups should work. Just make sure you select heads that extend 6" or more above grade. A subterranean system will definitely conserve water, but you would need to follow manufacturers recommendations for spacing based upon soil type.
May 13, 2014 at 10:48pm     
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saintaloha wrote:
Isn't this a Oehme van Sweden knock off from the Sonoma garden comp?
     Comment   July 26, 2013
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scrtgirl
It's wonderful, and very striking with the sculpture. Stunning!
October 5, 2013 at 7:04am     
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Debra Belton
Love it, it feels so sumptuous!
November 9, 2013 at 9:52am   
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isamenton wrote:
Pictures - Hi, I am starting a gardening blog and would like to use some of your amazing images. May I have permission to use these images and link to your website? Kind regards,
   Comment   August 7, 2012
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The grass is Red Fescue or Festuca Rubra. It should be able to grow in Florida, assuming that where you live does not get below 30 degrees. It is a non-mow grass that requires less water than conventional mowed lawn, but still does require regular water.
July 10, 2013 at 9:19am     
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miamibeautiful
Thank you for letting us know about this beautiful grass! How old are these olive trees? What a beautiful image.
July 29, 2013 at 8:13am   
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b59ford wrote:
What kind of trees?
   Comment   June 22, 2012
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boslaugh
Those are olive trees...old ones.
July 10, 2013 at 8:19am   
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sarputso
You know they live about 1000 years. We have 2 of them in our garden but they look nothing like these since they are about 10 years old. Olive oil and olives are super duper healthy for you and I can see why. Something that can live this long must have strong genes :)
September 16, 2013 at 2:13am   
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yoelju wrote:
grass - What is that type of grass?
     Comment   May 11, 2012
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boslaugh
Leon, I'm from the Pacific Northwest so am no S.Cali pro, but a quick review shows Red Fescue (Festuca rubra, that is) is drought tolerant once established. Just call up a local nursery of good repute and you'd have a better answer than I could give.

I am sure they are fruiting...the only non-fruiting ones I know of are a dwarf variety named "Little Ollie" and there is NO way these are that variety. Those are probably about 10-13 feet tall (eyeballin' it here).
March 19, 2014 at 9:48pm   
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Red Fescue can grow in southern California, but will need ample water to stay green and lush. While it may not require as much water as a standard Fescue Lawn, it will require more water than a drought tolerant groundcover. Not knowing exactly where you live in So. Cal, the heat intensity could vary greatly as one moves inland. 30 miles from the ocean, it very well could demand watering daily.

These Olive trees were transplanted from a very old Olive grove, where they were "pollarded" for years of olive production. They vary in size but are about 15-20' tall.
March 20, 2014 at 12:15am     
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MODE audio visual wrote:
Amazing! - I love the look of the long lush grass divided by a stone path shaded with mature trees and the giant urn element to create the interest. makes me want to go for a walk.
   Comment   June 21, 2014
susanlh2010 wrote:
WOW - This just knocks me out. Can't stop smiling.
   Comment   July 11, 2013
arroneous wrote:
Where did you buy that Urn
   Comment   June 4, 2013
artista wrote:
THE URNS. - WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE URNS?. Specially the colors Urns.
   Comment   May 27, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Grasses are a perfect choice for planting landscape rivers. Choose grasses that don't grow straight up, such as a Red Fescue or Festuca rubra, seen here. These grasses wave in the wind, almost looking like water as you walk through the path.
Make a bold statement. This gigantic urn sculpture is an apt choice for an olive grove, as large urns were traditionally used to store olive oil in places like Italy and Turkey. However, I think of this as an urn-inspired sculpture because I doubt even a large number of gladiators led by Russell Crowe could carry this thing around full of olive oil without creating an oily mess.
SimplicityHolding back and keeping things simple often creates more visual intrigue than a complicated landscape design.These groves of trees add mystery to what lies beyond. The simplicity of the ground plane does not distract from the harmony of the space. This design is bold but simple, and easy for your 16-year-old neighbor to weed on a Saturday afternoon. The urn isn't terrible to look at either!
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to Bring a Taste of Italy Home With 12 Design Touches
9. Olive trees. The sage green of an olive tree reminds me of my grandmother's garden. She used to grow tomatoes and have olive trees. To this day I think of her when I smell tomatoes on the vine. Olive trees are available in non-fruit-bearing varieties if you don't like the mess of the falling olives. They are also very hardy and require little water.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Gardening for Happy Kids
A lot of times, deep down, we want to go where kids want to go — not down a sidewalk or on an open lawn, but into the woods, to the edge of a pond, somewhere cloistered and inspiring that allows us a moment when we can get down to our deepest selves and let go of social norms. A landscape of intrigue, distance and mystery — filled with elements that appeal to all five senses — is the surest way to rediscover a bit of ourselves, the way kids are discovering parts of themselves for the first time. Try to think about your landscape through younger eyes, and you might create a healthier world for them, yourself and nearby wildlife.More: Rediscover Your Inner Child With a Garden Wonderland

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Grass let grow
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love this grass
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the grass
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These grasses don't need to be mowed!
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It makes you think.
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Strange and wild looking. Fun
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Maybe a water element instead of plants in the front of the east side flower garden?
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Path Grass
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Grass and trees
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olive trees
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so Zen..
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I like the lush looking grass and the olive trees...
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Grass and pot
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Grass
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Breeze grass
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The long grass but studded with low care flowers.
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LOVE THESE GRASSES
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Love d pot
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Grass is creeping red fescue or festival rubra
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organic feel, flowing grass, curved path,
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That's one huge vase
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Grass
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Creeping red fescue
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Creeping red fescue lawn alternative
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Grasses and olive trees
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so serene.
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flagstone path
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6+ for the grass. I'd like this on all the slopey ground
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It's an above-ground, under-seascape. Fascinating.
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flowy grass - Sherman would love it.
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love grass
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Creeping Red Fecue or Festuca rubra (grass)
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love the quirkeness of the 'fallen' urn
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Love everything about this!!!
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Wow with grass and vase
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low trees
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Pot
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no mow grass
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What the hell????
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Bug habitat?
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creeping red fescue; works with pop-up sprinklers
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Like other than pot.
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Идея берез
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cool
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Love the grass Creeping Red Fecue or Festuca Rubra?
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Grass is red fescue creeping grass. No mow...
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l'herbe !!!
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Creeping Red Fecue or Festuca rubra.
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Using Red Fescue as lawn sub. under Oaks
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Red Fescue or "Festuca rubra". A grass that does not need to be mowed and takes less foot traffic than a lawn grass.
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Need vessel like this for back bed
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Balwyn rye
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using red fescue under olives for a wave effect
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Grass
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BEAUTIFUL.. SEE DESCRIPTION..RED FESCUE OR FESTUCA RUBRA
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IF WE CHOSE ANOTHER GRASS...“Grasses are a perfect choice for planting landscape rivers. Choose grasses that don't grow straight up, such as a Red Fescue or Festuca rubra, seen here. These grasses wave in the wind, almost looking like water as you walk through the path.”
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red fescue under the oak tree
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Bold and unique.
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whatever that grass is? looks cool
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love the grasses
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Amazing garden
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i love that grass.
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Grass is amazing combination with olive trees
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curly willows and flowing grass
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meadow grass
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Size of urn
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This landscape is surreal and magical.
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love this landscape
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Unusual placement of urn. Great, unexpected.
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wow
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Grass!
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The grass
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Low maintanence
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Red Fescue or Festuca Rubra a non-mow grass. Cannot get below 30 degrees
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everything
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The grass is Red Fescue or Festuca Rubra. It should be able to grow in Florida, assuming that where you live does not get below 30 degrees. It is a non-mow grass that requires less water than conventional mowed lawn, but still does require regular water.
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Native grass meadow!!
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cool grass!nice feeling that the wavy grass gives.
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Кувшин для Леськи
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Festuca rubra var. littoralis for side instead of lawn
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Ground cover for orchard
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It's beautiful
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creeping red fescue
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Red Fescue - green ground cover
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The creeping red fescue grass and the urn.
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Red creeping frescue grass
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red fescue or festuca rubra- no mow and uses less water than normal grass
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red fescue or festuca rubra- this is a now mow grass. requires less water than regular grass, but still needs water,
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Urn
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beautiful grass
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Red fescue grass
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Festuca rubra lawn takes less water than regular grass.
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gazon ?!?!
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