Tropical Front Yard With Brahea armata

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.
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The front cluster of palms is underplanted with a variegated Hebe.
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The Braheas sport a stubbled trunk.
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The Braheas have long streamers of straw-blonde flowers:
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One common name for the Brahea is "Grey Goddess".
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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.
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  1. Good analysis, especially the first and last photos in contrast. The first has spirit...the last has cliche that people do for no reason or poor reasons...lawn obsession. Lawn-o-filiacs may have an incurable condition, not easily treated and cured...

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    1. The size of the water bill will be the eventual cure! :)

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  2. The beauty of feather palms! Wish there were reliably hardy one we can grow in our area.

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    1. I agree, the feather are so beautiful due to their more lax grace.

      What about the bringing-them-indoors-for-the-winter option?

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  3. I saw a fully decorated Christmas tree today, the third day of August. I hope there was a story behind it, and not just someone starting early.

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    1. Remember the good old days, when everyone agreed not to think about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving? Now it's August?!?

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