Saratoga EstateContemporary Garden, San Francisco

This is an example of a contemporary backyard garden in San Francisco with natural stone pavers. —  Houzz
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ocenasek wrote:19 Apr. 2015
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    Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

    This ground cover is Red Fescue, or Festuca rubra. It is a non- mow grass that takes temperatures to just above freezing. I am not sure of what the climate demands are in Adelaide, but you can research and see if this grass is available in your region. Good luck!

  • ocenasek
    Thank you very much! I will do some research and see what I come up with.

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joanna_tovia
Joanna Tovia added this to Is Your Home Ready for a BFG?23 Jun 2016

8. OutdoorsDon’t forget the garden when you’re playing with scale. This giant urn adds a sculptural element and delights visitors to this gorgeous garden … not to mention creating a focal point that draws our eye down the garden path.TIP: Using giant focal points takes you on a visual journey and allows your eyes to come to rest on a particular point – if you enter a garden and skim over it without anything catching your eye, it needs a standout feature to act as a focal point; it’s just more satisfying.

joanna_tovia
Joanna Tovia added this to Weird (But Wonderful) Backyard Additions28 Jan 2015

This captivating garden plays with proportion and texture brilliantly. The soft no-mow grass is creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra) and the trees were transplanted from an old olive grove. The oversized urn looks like it could have been discarded there by a giant.

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radkobe
California Horticulture added this to Adams-Wiser24 Sep 2019

No mow on uphill side of access road coming down

beatles1
beatles1 added this to Landscape Ideas15 Sep 2019

Seems larger than what my yard could handle, but I like the idea of this. I like the sort of surprising sculpture along this path.

rabbitsrum
rabbitsrum added this to Pool Final9 Sep 2019

Love this grass, maybe it can go around the Glamping tent area somehow

cindy_elia
Cindy Elia added this to landscaping ideas11 Aug 2019

long grass for front yard accents

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