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emwallace25

I never thought I would like a brown house, but the landscaping and color really work nicely together.

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marycalifornia

Yes, the landscaping is draught tolerant and is native to California as this story is set in Northern California. We have serious water issues here and although lawn is nice, it's very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to maintain a nice lawn here out west. If you miss even 2 days of watering, it will dry up and die. I don't blame them for putting the pavers in the backyard...and now they finally have a place to entertain. Potted plants or small trees can always be added later to "green" up the area and soften it. I think the front yard looks fantastic and the whole remodel is beautiful.

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Rebecca Abraham Design

I love the natural look of the drought resistant plantings. They change with the seasons (that happens in Oregon) and move with the wind and are so so low maintenance. I have had the ornamental grasses in my own garden in Oregon and loved them!

   

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