A Foliage Garden (Mostly)

This nearby garden is so well designed flowers seem unecessary.
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A charming small shelter with sitting area:
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The right amount of whimsy:
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Interesting plants, including King Palms and a Caryota:
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Chondropetalum...
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Acacia pravissima provides interesting foliage and just a touch of flower color at this time of year:
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Stone adds texture and contrast.
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There are a remarkable number of trees for such a sunny garden.  Most are small and some are decidious, making for a pleasing balance of sun and shade.  In addition, the size of the trees is appropriate to the height of the one-story ranch house.
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A fine example of wise plant choice and beautiful design, free of pretentiousness.  Bravo!
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Comments

  1. A very beautiful garden, great design, textures, a wonderful range of greens and foliage shape, cool and inviting.
    xoxoxo ♡


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  2. Thanks for sharing this, a lovely garden and we both admired the garden shelter/seating area

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    1. Yes I want that shelter! I believe the homeowner said she designed and built it herself, with a little help.

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  3. Foliage gardens like this one always create a feeling of tranquility. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Tranquility is the perfect description!

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  4. Hoover Boo, this is truly a well designed garden with its own character! I enjoyed seeing it very much and like you didn't miss the flowers at all. As a matter of fact I believe that this garden feels so calm and serene because there are no bold flowers in sight!
    Christina

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    1. Even though I am a flower-aholic, I agree!

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  5. Very nicely done, I agree. The dry river bed with the acacia(?) beside the big boulder looks surprisingly natural. I see why you like this garden!

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    1. Yes, Acacia. I'm not a big dry river bed fan, but this one works so well.

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