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March 15, 2006

Recent Plantings- Downtown San Rafael

Here are some images from a project with some small border plantings in San Rafael. This was the first phase of a larger garden project.

Screening from closely situated neighbors was important for this property. Here Italian Buckthorn (Rhamnus alaturus), is used to screen with an understory of Australian Rosemary (Westringea 'Morning Light').

In the deep shade between two buildings, a redwood trellis was built for a Star Jasmine, (Trachelospermum jasminoides), combined with Camellia Espalliers (Camellia sasanqua) for up against the adjacent building. The understory was planted with Liriope, Hakone Grass, Coral Bells and other shade lovers.

Along the street frontage tough Day Lilies were used with other ornamental grasses including Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax and species of Carex. The rock borders were recycled from an existing rock wall onsite.

Posted by Michael O'Connell at March 15, 2006 05:55 PM


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