Bold Outdoor LivingMediterranean Landscape, San Francisco

A small cottage garden with dynamic textural contrasts.
Photos by Rich Radford

Photo of a mid-sized mediterranean partial sun backyard gravel landscaping in San Francisco. —  Houzz
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Robin Graham wrote:May 22, 2013
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    The Garden Route Company

    No, it is called Abutilon or the common name is flowering maple (but it is not a maple)

  • gbbarlow

    Oh yes, sorry, and you are absolutely right. It is what we always called flowering maple.


gjkenney wrote:Oct 6, 2013
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    The Garden Route Company
    Rebar and light weight 2x2 Redwood
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    Timothy J Hawley
    Love the pergola, something else beautiful is a metal decorative top that gives great shading
Jennifer wrote:Jun 20, 2018
Aalto Aaltonen wrote:Mar 14, 2014
dsallus wrote:Jul 31, 2014

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    laurendunec
    Lauren Dunec Design added this to 12 Tricks to Make the Most of Your YardAug 1, 2016

    7. Add a structure. Pergolas and arbors help define an area of the garden for a specific use, such as relaxing in the shade or enjoying a morning cup of coffee. In a small garden, adding a structure creates a different environment in a space that could otherwise feel monotonous. Here, a curved wooden arbor provides light shade and an attractive canopy for a small seating area.

    tiffanycarboni
    Tiffany Carboni added this to 3 Essential Elements of an Artful Garden PathSep 19, 2013

    The other issue of comfort is stability. You simply can’t ask people to walk on a stepping-stone path that’s wobbling. It’s disconcerting and potentially dangerous.

    amyrenea
    Amy Renea added this to Make the Most of a Small GardenFeb 13, 2012

    Think up when you are in a small space. Trellises, arbors and pergolas are great for creating more growing space.More on vertical gardening

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    grndiva
    Green Alchemy added this to C&DJun 7, 2019

    Front and Side 8. Anemanthele lessoniana AKA Pheasant Tail Grass

    yvrogers
    yvrogers added this to St GeorgeJun 5, 2019

    Radius pergola, pavers with live between

    katy_gonzalez_garcia
    Katy Gonzalez-Garcia added this to katy_gonzalez_garcia's IdeasMay 28, 2019

    The gravel should add to drainage

    nwolfcamp
    nwolfcamp added this to Outdoor SpacesMay 26, 2019

    Mound of grasses soften geometric hardscape path. Informal rustic pergola away from house....site a shed structure under pines??

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