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This contemporary garden and architectural house illustrates just how beautiful sustainability can be. Look especially for the innovative use of gravel surrounding a boulder that's just the right size for sitting and positioned with a view of a graceful large olive tree that both emphasizes and screens the height of the house. Permeability continues in the driveway and path to the front door.
It's partly the judicious repetition of a few plants that make this garden so successful. The house is further screened with a lacy Pittosporum tenuifolium hedge. Look for more pittosporum around the gravel area, but this one is the smaller, mounding Kohuhu, or "golf ball" pittosporum. There's also red flax, a few protea, and low grasses that repeat in both the front yard and parkway. Speaking of the parkway - you can't miss the beautiful pink flowering trees.