Residential home contemporary landscape

Residential home

Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects + Urban Design,

Photography: Peter A. Sellar /

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     Comment   February 20, 2012
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Laura V.S.
The tall grasses on the left and right are miscanthus varieties --- an exotic invasive. They are threatening our natural areas in MD. I'd advise against planting these.
October 15, 2013 at 6:52pm     
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evewieand wrote:
What type of plant is the one to the right of the photo? - On the tall plant to the right in the photo with the bushy blonde color on the top? I love it
   Comment   December 4, 2013

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Cottage Garden Style
While cottage gardens are remarkably adaptable, somehow a fluffy yard of roses doesn't always work with a more modern architectural design. Grasses, especially those with a mix of colors in their flower heads, make a great, slightly more contemporary substitute.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Take Back Your Front Yard: 8 Ways to Make It Social
Add a privacy screen. While you want your front yard to be more open and friendlier, you still want to balance that with a bit of privacy. After all, no one really wants to be on stage or display, do they? There are ways to create some friendly privacy so that your message is still one of, "Hello, neighbor!" and not that you've built a stockade. Try some soft plantings near the street or sidewalk, and aim to have the overall height of these beds hover around the waist or the chest. Anything taller, with the exception of an occasional small tree, will be too overpowering and send the message to keep out.

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grasses as privacy fence
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front of house!!!
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Privacy landscaping
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Taller grasses along driveway?
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Along fence? Grasses for height and step panels or small plant below for colour?
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Grasses with low flowers
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April 11, 2014
purple fountain grass reaches 3 feet high but needs to be pruned down in winter and start over
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Lucie--I like the Hydrangea in the corner---grasses and then purple flowers. Adding in some shorter yellow day lilies would make it perfect. (purple and yellow being complimentary colors)
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mixture of grasses and flowering bushes--Dogwood?
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love this for entry patgh
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Ajout de graminées
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Overgrown and yet controlled plantings
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April 7, 2014
Tall plants on the right
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April 6, 2014
Possibly part of Beck/Radowsky privacy screen
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April 4, 2014
nice long grasses
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Great idea for the base of grasses
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Like grass stuff
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Tall grasses!
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grass border
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miscanthis malepartus
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Tall plants
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Mixing grasses with flowers
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Garden grasses
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Dense and chairs
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plants for tall planters
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front yard landscape
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Tall grasses
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hydrangea and pampass grass in right corner
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Jardines en frente anapoima
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Waist high plants in front
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Front yard plants
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talk grass
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Long grass
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Grass planting
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February 20, 2014
love the mix of plants
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beautiful color combination
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love the tall grass with flower accent
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? crepe myrle and grasses.
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Green strappy plants
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I just love overgrown beds like this...!!!
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high plants privacy
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Replace front lawn with this and paths andtake down thetree
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grasses mixed with color
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Tall grasses
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Front Garden
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Purple flowers
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GARDEN Shrubs!!!
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big great grasses. color accent
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plants for privacy
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texture and height
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large grass bush
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grasses for privacy
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Creating front yard privacy - pampas grass
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front screen along drive
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Shrubbery for front?
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Landscape to hide septic
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natural tall privacy screen for front yard
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privacy height plants
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très jolie perpective
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types of grasses and plants
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Soft plantings screen
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Tall grasses
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Tall grass for next to stairs
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front yard for rental
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Great texture and depth to the plantings. Great work!
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privacy screen grasses and hydrangea
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the tall grasses
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front plant screen
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xeri 8
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The grasses, the grasses
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good looking plants that screen, yet are soft and fluid in form
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Send to Jenn
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privacy w plants
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Flowers around grass
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plants as a fence
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tallgrass with hydrangea
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tall grass
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grasses & colors
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Outdoor planting
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Extérieur 3
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Ornamental Grasses
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This one has a little color but not too much
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Natural, grassy
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native plants no grass
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top slope idea
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privet, scape around the house
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Privacy with plants
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Grass fence
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Grasses for privacy.
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Tall perrinial for privacy
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The grasses
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Love the grasses
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September 11, 2013
allows me to work with the plants I already have
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Privacy screen
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Love the texture and privacy this simple, but elegant desing creates
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højt græs
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purple groundcover
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privacy screen (front yard?)
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ladnscaping pond house
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purple with grasses
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The grasses
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Grasses, though rather as accent.
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September 2, 2013
plant coverage in the front
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what are the purple flowers called?
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August 30, 2013
Add a privacy screen. While you want your front yard to be more open and friendlier, you still want to balance that with a bit of privacy. After all, no one really wants to be on stage or display, do they? There are ways to create some friendly privacy so that your message is still one of, "Hello, neighbor!" and not that you've built a stockade. Try some soft plantings near the street or sidewalk, and aim to have the overall height of these beds hover around the waist or the chest. Anything taller, with the exception of an occasional small tree, will be too overpowering and send the message to keep out
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Cottage style for modern/contemporary desgn
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grasses; height of grasses
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Private, but not too shady.
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Tall grasses
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For privacy on sides and back
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