A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

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October 15, 2013
In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high. Read Full Article
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  For his family’s recently remodeled home in San Francisco, designer Peter Liang undertook a two-part landscaping renovation: He planted a living roof, then, with the help of landscape architect Andrea Cochran, redid the backyard.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    For his family’s recently remodeled home in San Francisco, designer Peter Liang undertook a two-part landscaping renovation: He planted a living roof, then, with the help of landscape architect Andrea Cochran, redid the backyard.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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  “I wanted to plant a green roof for its thermal mass, but I wanted it to be as natural as possible,” Liang says.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    “I wanted to plant a green roof for its thermal mass, but I wanted it to be as natural as possible,” Liang says.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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  The once-sloping space now has climbing vines, a slatted fence, and foxtail agaves.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    The once-sloping space now has climbing vines, a slatted fence, and foxtail agaves.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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  Across a small patch of lawn, a cedar walkway lines the raised planting beds. While the backyard is a more manicured space, the roof is allowed to be wild.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    Across a small patch of lawn, a cedar walkway lines the raised planting beds. While the backyard is a more manicured space, the roof is allowed to be wild.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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  Plantings such as red clover and weeds, including black medic, are watered and pollinated naturally.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    Plantings such as red clover and weeds, including black medic, are watered and pollinated naturally.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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  “Bees are especially attracted to the clover,” notes Liang.  Photo by: Ike EdeaniCourtesy of: Ike Edeani
    “Bees are especially attracted to the clover,” notes Liang.

    Photo by: Ike Edeani

    Courtesy of: Ike Edeani

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