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30-Ribbonwood

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Ribbonwood

Sunday | April 14 | 10 AM–5 PM

Private Residence
Design: Josh Link, Ecotone Studios
Install: Natural Earth Landscaping
Care: Geordie Schuurman
Garden Size: 3,886 sq. ft., front/back
Started: 2017

About the Garden

A modern ranch home draped in contrast. The front yard is wrapped in Accoya wood fencing, charred by fire using the Japanese method of Yakisugi. A lone Engelmann oak is surrounded by a swaying field of canyon prince wild rye. Gravel paving and intermittent concrete bands create structured informality throughout. A hot tub surrounded by sculptural chaparral in the rear yard doubles as an outdoor theater, while nearby, an informal dining area is shaded by a sleek retractable awning. Raw materials, blurred boundaries and a locally native plant palette merge to bring the spirit of the wild closer to home.

Notable Plants

Redberry

Ribbonwood (Adenostema sparsifolium)
Chalk Dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta)
Engelmann Oak (Quercus engelmannii)
Redberry (Rhamnus crocea)
White Flowering Currant (Ribes indecorum)