Looking lengthwise across the front yard, the dominant feature is a Berkeley sedge lawn. A giant hesperaloe anchors one end near a cluster of live oaks. A broad, curving path of decomposed granite leads through the front garden.
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Sabal 'Birmingham': This has been one of the most talked-about palms in the hardy palm groups for years. The original palm survived for more than 40 years in a private garden. The fronds appear similar to, but slightly coarser than, a Sabal palmetto. Eventually this palm will get a trunk, but nothing the size of a typical palmetto. It should have protection during the first couple of winters.