Residential home contemporary-landscape

Residential home

Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects + Urban Design,

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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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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.
Frank Organ added this to Modern Garden Designs for Modern Homes
Using plantings as building blocks doesn’t mean you are restricted to evergreen ground covers or clump-forming grasses. Here we see a planting that is both exuberant and colorful as part of a very contemporary scheme for a modern house.

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mframe added this to Front yard ideas for Andy
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feather plant, as discussed
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September 1, 2014
Tall prairie grass for the curbside raingarden
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shelter front door
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tall whispy plants
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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.” “Using plantings as building blocks doesn’t mean you are restricted to” “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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Side of house
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grasses and hydrangeas
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grasses and shrubs in front yard modern design
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asphalt to cement to garden
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Garden idea
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Great example for this catagory
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The grasses may be threatening
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Colors and grasses
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wild look
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Lushness and color with native plants
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Beach grass!
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decorative grass combo
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Purple at the base
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Love the grasses... new garden in front
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put these "feather" plants in the front yard to replace the dead tree
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Pompass grass
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For the front garden
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how to cover
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tall grasses in mass planting combined with a few flowering plants looks natural & fresh
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Exuberant plants that move with the wind and provide privacy shield without walls.
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Modern landscape
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Blue and Charcoal
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Interesting use of grasses
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landscape grasses
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love this, can i do something like this behind garage, on patio?
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Love the grasses
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Ornamental plantings
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Bushes and grass combined with purple flowers
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white plants for front
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Wild planting in modern setting
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Using plantings as building blocks doesn’t mean you are restricted to evergreen ground covers or clump-forming grasses. Here we see a planting that is both exuberant and colorful as part of a very contemporary scheme for a modern house.
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the boarders of plants
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Using plantings as building blocks doesn’t mean you are restricted to evergreen ground covers or clump-forming grasses. Here we see a planting that is both exuberant and colorful as part of a very contemporary scheme for a modern house.
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screening from grasses
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Love the tall landscaping for privacy
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Privacy wall using plants
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Interesting but too tall plants.
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ornamental grasses
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Plants to hide septic
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Front yard privacy/division
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arrangement and color
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LOVE the height!
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Front yard
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Plants and varying heights
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Modern planting combination
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plants hiding air conditioner
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front side garden revamp
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Not as an entire row, but corner "bunches" like this might be nice
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purple base. grasses behind
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Privacy grass
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Tall grasses.
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Grass is too tall
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The layering of grasses
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Colors, tall grasses
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Large plants as privacy screen
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The grasses
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tall grasses
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Natural grasses - fire hazard?
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Tall grass (sim to what you have in the back) - Miscanthus
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Front yard
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high grass with flowers
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front yard privacy
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grasses & color making hidden path
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tall grasses side, back yard
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too much
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This is cottage style---way to many plants here don't worry about that. I plan on using shrub border to create a low maintenance plan. but the style of massing shrubs together in a overlapping pattern to creat interest and depth is a valid one.
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Tall grasses for privacy
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Soft look but provides the privacy.
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beautiful grasses
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Example of grasses etc for back yard by bedroom window
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like the tall grass
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Reed grass
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tall grasses with purple flowers
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Grass w flowers
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Love the tall wispy grasses
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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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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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Tall plants on the right
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Possibly part of Beck/Radowsky privacy screen
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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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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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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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grasses mixed with color
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Tall grasses
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