This property pairs the Mexican Blue palm, Brahea armata, with the graceful King palm, Archontophoenix--is it cunninghamiana or alexandrae? Simple plantings, beautifully done. Lawn, palms, pinky stucco. It reminds me of Florida, but why? I've never been to Florida.
The front cluster of palms is underplanted with a variegated Hebe.
The Braheas sport a stubbled trunk.
The Braheas have long streamers of straw-blonde flowers:
One common name for the Brahea is "Grey Goddess".
The beauty of restraint. The lawn is unnecessary--it distracts from the dusky blue-grey Braheas. That's not a Christmas wreath on the front door, I hope.