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Smith Point Residence | Landscape Architect: H. Keith Wagner Partnership | Architect: Birdseye Design | Image Credit: Westphalen Photography | This property on Shelburne Farms includes a main house, guest house and barn complex set on 20 acres of rolling meadow and woodland with commanding views of Lake Champlain. In master planning the site, special attention was given to solar orientation, views and utilizing the existing grade change to integrate with the architecture of the main house.

Mexican Thread Grass is a low water use, rapidly growing grass that provides the perfect lush backdrop for your desert landscape. In the fall the soft billowy leaves of this grass turn gold and serve as an excellent food source for finches and seed-eating birds. Mexican Thread Grass can grow even in harsh rocky climates, and are a great addition to any xeriscape yard.

Kochia Scoparia grass. (Mexican Burning Bush) is hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant that germinates super fast. They start out green but turn a pretty red color once it starts to get cold.