This building was health club back in the 90's which subsequently fell on hard times. A developer bought and remodeled it several years ago. The paint color was controversial -people either loved or loathed it. When the landscaping went in it was pretty clear that it was in fact a design, a real design that was symbiotic with the building and the hardscape. Dodonea never looked so good.
A fence of stainless steel cables between wooden posts is draped with Clematis armandii , flowering now
above waves of Stipa . Believe it or not, this building is presently occupied by the Social Security Administration. There is a great deal of Lavender planted here too, and in summer when it blooms against the terra cotta tones of the building--nice !
In the same complex ...I mean, if they have to do this how about coming up with some interesting shapes ? A
bird ? A football ? Anything.
Should it even be legal to do this to Rosemary and Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) ? Why not just plant boxwood and call it good ? Flowers are rarely if ever seen on either one of these.
Would you do this to your Grevillia ? I thought not.