Crabapple tree bosque in bloomAsian Patio, San Francisco

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Asian backyard patio in San Francisco. —  Houzz
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Spacesmiths added this to 8 Lessons to Learn from Japanese Garden Courtyards30 May 2016

6. Rejoice in the seasonsWith our penchant for native plants that are mostly non-deciduous, Kiwi gardeners often miss out on the passage of the seasons that changing trees bring. Create a courtyard around a specimen tree – flowering cherries, maples or crab apples are staples – so you can enjoy the movement through the year.

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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to 12 Best Plants for Small Urban Gardens14 March 2016

1. Crab appleThe graceful form and versatility of crab apple trees (Malus species) make them ideal for small urban gardens where plants need to be multi-taskers.Crab apples are right on the money with their pretty flowers in spring, lovely green foliage in summer, followed by colourful fruit that the birds adore and golden leaves in autumn. Losing their leaves in winter is another positive for tiny spaces where sun at that time of year is precious.There’s a range of flower colours, shapes and heights to choose from among the many crab apple cultivars.Find a local gardener or landscape contractor on Houzz for advice on which plants will thrive in your climate

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M.A. Desjardins Landscape Architecture added this to Butterfly Lane3 January 2021

Patio / stone landing detail (wide aggregate joint, stone feathering outward)

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Thomas Palmer added this to tom's Ideas4 September 2020

I do love seasonal colors that come naturally and perennially - fruit trees, azaleas/rhodies, lilacs/viburnums, iris, etc. (not color that is forced through a rotation of annuals and re-planting).

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