Lorraine ValeContemporary Landscape, Charleston

Contemporary and low maintenance!.Brilliant!

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andesjef wrote:Feb 10, 2013
  • Greg Drabik
    what kind of ground cover .great job . best i have seen here
  • Greg Drabik
    what is best ground cover for the south ?
Alexander Chavarria Chaves wrote:Nov 10, 2011
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Here you go~
    Moderate to fast growth rate. Washingtonia robusta is a fast growing palm that can get up to 50 – 60 ft tall and 5-10ft wide, but usually is not taller than 40ft.
  • Alexander Chavarria Chaves
    thank you so much for the information.
abbasahmadi wrote:Mar 9, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Dr. Ahmadi,
    I designed the layout and details myself and worked with a landscape architect to suggest the plantings. If you are interested, I can provide the details on how to purchase a copy of the as built plans.
    Thank you for your interest in this outdoor space,
    Lorraine
  • patti1369
    Dear Lorraine,
    Just happened to catch my eye and must tell you this is absolutely gorgeous! You and your design team did a wonderful job and I just loveeeeeee it and had to tell you.
    Enjoy your new yard,
    Patti
Sergina Jean wrote:Feb 11, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    These are Sabal Palmettos (cabbage palm) and are native to SC. Their growing region extends as far north as southern-coastal NC down to Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas. Being that it requires a sub-tropical/humid environment to thrive, I'm not sure that NY would be an ideal environment.
  • Sergina Jean
    thank you for the response.
Moe wrote:Jan 24, 2013
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Yes! I designed this yard to be low maintenance. That includes not running out there at night to cover plants when it gets to freezing temperatures. There have been some casualties, but they were replaced with native plantings, which always do best no matter where you live.
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    matthewizzo.com
    Very Pretty
guedd5174 wrote:Sep 20, 2014
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    The bases are made of a brick foundation, then stucco(ed) over. The tops are (custom) cast stone.
    Thank you for your question~
    Lorraine
inezmonet wrote:May 9, 2013
Lisa Cano wrote:Apr 13, 2013
  • Demetra Alexandrakis
    Beautiful! Do you have more pictures? This was just what I had in mind for my backyard.
Gary Blackhawk wrote:Sep 2, 2011
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    LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
    Dear Black Hawk-Thank you for you question-Assuming you are referring to the pergola-it is made of pressure treated, kiln dried wood. We painted it an opaque stain. The color is Charleston Green from the Historic Charleston Paint Collection by Sherwin Williams. It was 3 years before it needed repainting.
    Lorraine Vale
tpantusa wrote:May 4, 2016
    madhuri98 wrote:Oct 21, 2013

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

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      kelly wise added this to CourtyardJun 5, 2019

      i loike the curved benches like the mild water fountain

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      Palms! I love the curved benches at the edge of the concrete patio.

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      rirudaya added this to 1238 ideasNov 28, 2018

      I really like these stone benches

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