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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Garden design with palm trees - Washingtonia filifera/Californian Fan Palm

In this front garden - entrance of a hotel in Cyclades, Greecen - the gardeners made three liitle terraces and used local stones to keep earth getting washed out. The three focal points are the 3 palms, Washingtonia filifera or commonly known as Californian Fan Palm. The garden has got a returning pattern created by the zig-zag arrangement of silver leaved Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton lavander), they lead your eye side-to-side so you observe the whole garden. Red leaves of the Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' (Red japanese barberry), orange flowers of Strelizia reginae (Bird of Paradise) and purple-pink flowers of the Bugainvillea add color to the arrangement.

Washingtonia filifera planted in a line outside of a house. This palm grows a tall trunk, mature trees can reach 18 m hight so they are great to line avenues. They look pretty trimmed, as you see on the above picture, or with their long skirt of dead leaves.

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