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Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture

Another distinguished classic landscape structure example, in Chula Vista.

Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture

(Click on underlined title to see more pictures and info)(Before photo above) 

What I'm showing here is a before and after of a given yard, wherein the 'before' photo is how the landscape was, which I describe as 'Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture'.   And, in comparison with the 'before' composition, I find the 'after' composition is substantially less endearing.  

Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture

(Click on underlined title to see more pictures/info) 

What I'm showing here is a 'before' and 'after' of a given yard, wherein the 'before' photos show how the landscape was, which I describe as 'Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture'.   And the re-composition in the 'after' photos is what could be considered a relatively low quality example of a more so 'water wise' 'California Fusion' landscape composition.  

Carex spissa, Juncus effusus, Woodwardia fimbriata, Platanus racemosa, Quercus agricola

 All four of the above species shown here together in the San Diego upper hills, at Hell Hole Canyon Nature Preserve, growing in a spring-creek.   The Carex is like a tall grass, but technically not a grass, center;  the Juncus is a more slender reed, grass-like, on the sides.  Woodwardia is the fern in the back area.   And the two trees are Platanus(Sycamore), with yellow leaves(though in January, normal for the region), and Live Oak tree, center trunk.

Dendromecon rigida, Stipa coronata, Cneoridium dumosum, at north Del Mar Torrey Pines Canyon

Spring 2016.   Showing Dendromecon rigida, with yellow flowers, the clump grass called Stipa coronata with it's tall thin arching stalks, and Cneoridium dumosum with it's small narrow slender leaves and tiny burnt-orange colored fruits.    And, Torrey Pines in the background.   This collection in the foreground is right be the edge of a 20' cliff drop.   A dramatic, core, composition.

Olive tree cutting back, and artistic revival

 Olive tree, which was carefully cut back, then let to regrow in a very formal artistic manor,... and showing off it's 'wizened character' trunk.   I don't know who the work-artist is.  Summer 2017.

Melaleuca nemophila, Japanese pine bonsai style of pruning

 Melaleuca nesophila trained-pruned to be in character like a bonsai-pine.   I don't know who the pruning-trimming artist is.   Excellent work-art.  Summer 2017.

Phyla nodiflora, aka Lippia, and aka Kurapia (I don't recommend 'Kurapia' as a name)

(Click on underlined blog entry title to see more) Growing in a front yard lawn space in Point Loma, north facing lawn.   Phyla nodiflora, makes a durable interesting lawn-turf, with lower water needs than other grass lawns, hardy enough for some modest walking and playing use without much damage, and it quickly re-grows if damaged.  This particular 'strain' was taken from the wild near Lake Henshaw, in the northeast part of San Diego County.

'Royale' Fig, in San Diego

(Click on underlined title to see more info and pictures)  Royale Fig, 2017, in OB, Sunset Cliffs, after a luscious bite, and a bit of adjustment of the fruit-meat for the photo(more photos further below if you click on the title).   Excellent rich very sweet fig, can sometimes have raspberry jam flavor notes, with delicious skin, which is marshmallowy and chewy.   I've grown this fig since 1990.  Ripens better in warmer dryer climate or micro-climate, best quality further inland.

Prickly Pear fruit - Round deep red fruits

 Deep red Prickly Pear fruit, from plants growing in Poway.  This is not a native Opuntia, this is an Opuntia ficus-indica sort.  This is a round fruited form, with round leaves/pads.   Fruit has soft juicy flesh, juicier than typical prickly pear fruits for fresh eating, which is mildly sweet, with more tanginess/acidity(but not 'too much') than typical prickly pear fruit varieties used for fresh eating.    Pleasant, refreshing eating quality.

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