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June 21, 2014
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March 5, 2014
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
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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.
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Beverly McKinney
whee did u get the giant vase
   July 23, 2014 at 1:21PM
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November 10, 2013
wheaton22 wrote:
what is the grass used in this? I love it
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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.
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saralj
I have this kind of grass. We have pop-up sprinklers with 6" heads, and we use a timer: 15 minutes on, 10 minutes off to let it soak in, then 15 minutes on again. That much sprinkling, once a week, is enough to keep the shady parts of our lawn lush and happy. The sunny parts are a little parched, but hey, we have a drought. Maybe more water next year.
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July 26, 2013
saintaloha wrote:
Isn't this a Oehme van Sweden knock off from the Sonoma garden comp?
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scrtgirl
It's wonderful, and very striking with the sculpture. Stunning!
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Debra Belton
Love it, it feels so sumptuous!
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July 11, 2013
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August 7, 2012
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Pictures - Hi,
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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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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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June 22, 2012
b59ford wrote:
What kind of trees?
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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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May 11, 2012
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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).
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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.
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June 4, 2013
arroneous wrote:
Where did you buy that Urn
May 27, 2012
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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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Festuca rubra
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looks prehistoric--where's the dinosaur?
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for our parkway revision
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this grass is gorgeous!
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Very dramatic - must look even better at night with up lights on those gorgeous gnarld olive trees (those trees must be at least 50 years old!)
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Fab Grass called "creeping red fence" or Festuca rubra.
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ground cover - festuca rubra?
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Perfect curved walkway thru zoysia grass.
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good for Portugal
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love these grasses- could be good along the path in lieu of actual grass, with a path to a seated area with firepit. 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.
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Love the urn, lush grass, path & the beautiful trees .... All of it I guess :)
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this so awesome, I love it
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check out the grass
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It is Red Fescue, or Festuca rubra. A no mow grass that requires less water than conventional lawn.
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great landscaping
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Urn and tufting grass.
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A garden like this is enough, plus add lavander, n there hou have it - douth of france!
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lawn requiring less water than regular grass
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i like the idea of a big pointless spider home in the middle of the yard. Yes!
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mondo grass! El Cerro
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with no-mow
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It makes you think.
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so Zen..
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Grass and pot
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Grass
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Breeze grass
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Grass
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Grasses and olive trees
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so serene.
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Creeping red fescue
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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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Grass
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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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Wow with grass and vase
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no mow grass
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Bug habitat?
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grass on hillside
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