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Rick Miller

Very nice job reimagining a small city space.

My only question would be the selection of a Ginkgo tree is such close proximity to the house.

We live on a park that has many Ginkgo trees. In the fall we refer to them as “Stinkos” as they have a horrendous, foul oder.

Perhaps another Japanese maple would have been a better choice.

Otherwise, great job.

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thinkof129

I have read about how dark colors can make a fence seemingly disappear. In this case, however, I got the impression of walls closing in. The gloss finish also made me wonder about maintenance. I am thinking the fence was fairly new, since it had not weathered into the typical, beautiful silver gray. Would a gray fence have made a better choice?

I agree with another reader's questioning of the ginkgo. They can be gorgeous in the fall, but they can get BIG.

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bethiniowa

I think it's only the female ginko trees that bear the fruit that rots and smells like vomit -- the male trees are what anyone smart plants.


And I'm sure this garden will be maintained by professional gardeners, if the couple travels a lot. I think that's pretty common in expensive cities like SF.


Nice improvements -- even people like me who don't like modern style can agree that this is a great improvement over the tired, bland spaces of before.

   

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