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Karen Covington wrote:Oct 12, 2013
  • Alexa

    Is the Pami Pebble available in Southern California?


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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

    Apparently not. I checked a few Southern California landscape supply web sites and they do not list. A gravel that looks similar is called "Red Mexican Beach" pebbles.

Jb wrote:Jul 9, 2012
  • Jb
    Thank you so much for that information.
  • isamenton
    This is really beautiful. What plants did you use as ground cover? Blue fescue and liriope?
    Kind regards
Jackie and the Beanstalk wrote:Dec 20, 2015
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

    The tree is also a Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum "orido nishiki". The blooms are actually leaves, as the new growth on this variegated leaf variety appear in a creamy-pink color and eventually green out.

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donnietexidor wrote:Apr 24, 2014
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
    Many of the trees in this photo are not 'bonsai' plants, with the exception of the pine tree. It is trimmed yearly to maintain its height, but its roots are not trimmed. Trimming of roots is a practice that is used mostly for plants in containers, not in the ground.
  • donnietexidor
    Thank you
mrsseid wrote:Jan 5, 2014
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
    The plant in the foreground is Liriope muscari "Majestic" or Big Blue Lily Turf. We specify the "Majestic" cultivar for its more significant blooms. There are numerous types of Lily Turf that are commercially available for you to select from, depending upon sun exposure, soil conditions, size requirements, etc. Also, make sure that the climate zone you live in is suitable for these plants as they are subject to frost damage.
  • mrsseid
    Thanks so much!
celina1964 wrote:May 21, 2015
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

    We generally try to place 3 small (10-20 watt equivalent) flood lights on each small tree, 120 degrees apart, as this will provide a full 3 dimensional lighting effect. Other focal items, such as the stone bridge may have one or two spot lights each. And, if appropriate, we will "wall wash" a back wall to eliminate dark voids.

sachilane wrote:Mar 2, 2014
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
    The wall is constructed of wood framing with a top surface of cement plaster with an integral color. The integral color provides a softer, more natural tone to the wall that is not have the flat finish of paint.
donahuemc wrote:Nov 14, 2013
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
    The small maple to the left is an Acer palmatum dissectum 'atropurpureum'. It is a mature tree that has been bonsaid over the years to retain its 5' height.
Carla Alexander wrote:Apr 7, 2013
jasonrush wrote:Jan 16, 2013
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
    The pine to the right is a Pinus pinea or Italian Stone Pine. This pine is over 40 years old and has been bonsai trained into a multi trunk character. Normally, this tree might be over 50' tall if not for the past pruning.

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falonland
Falon Land Studio LLC added this to Illuminate Your Landscape With These Dramatic Lighting EffectsOct 24, 2016

Accent lighting. Accent lighting is the use of a small fixture to light up a specific element, such as a house number, tree or steps. Accent lighting can also be called highlighting. Accent lighting is best for lighting up something dominant that you want to highlight. It can be a sculpture, tree, boulder or anything else that you want to point out in your garden.Pictured here is a sculptural pine tree whose trunk and branches are illuminated by a “bullet,” a small fixture that points accentuated light. The light is placed on the ground and pointed upward into the small ornamental tree’s canopy to illuminate the branches vividly.

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ddanca31
ddanca31 added this to SOFTSCAPEJul 1, 2019

Liriope MAJESTIC in the foreground BIG BLUE

skippeigh
skippeigh added this to landscapeJun 8, 2019

maybe a gravel path to front door defined by plants and rocks

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