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February 9, 2015
susaneisner1111 wrote:
Love the deck chair. Where is it from/\?
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Our client actually made this chair! We get lots of enquiries for it - he should start a new business...
    Bookmark   February 18, 2015 at 3:11PM
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August 10, 2013
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Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’ – ‘Brazilian Tree Fern’
Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas” - spear shaped leaves left of chair
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March 24, 2013
rlentfer wrote:
Love the deck. What type of timber / finish?
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Ironbark that has been left to go silver.
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August 14, 2012
big_ed wrote:
Please provide the name of the plants located just behind the ferns along the steps - The plants have large stem like leaves and orange and white flowers.
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They are Heliconia's
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:17PM
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They are more specifically Heliconia Angusta Red Christmas (cv Holiday). They flower here in Australia in the colder months, June - Sept, but around Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, hence their name.
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April 8, 2012
22cathy wrote:
what type of fern is on the right behind the taller Christmas fern
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sorry, typo- strelitzia
    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 10:50PM
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missme107 it is! well done!
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Erin Lang Norris added this to Out in the Yard: 10 Private Retreats
This low-slung, brightly striped chair is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with a good book. Although it's close to the house, the surrounding ferns offer a feeling of being in the middle of a dense forest. Tip: If you have a shady area of the yard, ferns are a great choice. Not only do they fill a lot of space, but they are also low maintenance and offer texture that's unique to the rest of the yard.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Tropical Garden Style
Ferns like these are ideal fillers in a tropical design. They not only add both structure and softness to the space, but the ferns will benefit from the shade provided by surrounding plants. Wooden steps to a beach chair overlooking the garden add a beachy touch to the scene.
Becky Harris added this to Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
Let tropical foliage come right up to your small deck's edges. Squares composed of deck planks continue the transition from this space into the rest of the lush garden.More:Harvest the Beauty of a Patio Garden11 Inspirational Small PorchesContractor Tips: Build a Top-Notch Deck
Frank Organ added this to Dare to Go Gray in the Garden
These wooden steps, weathered to a silver-gray, rise through the bright-green Brazilian tree fern (Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’) and the red and white flower spikes of the Heliconia angustifolia ‘Red Christmas’.
“Our buildings are very climate conscious,” says Sarah Aldridge of Spacestudio. “Multiple incidental spaces can take into account different times of day or seasonal factors, such as when wind or sun are desirable or not. And they can be simple, such as timber steps or a stone ledge.”Porch Life: 11 Inspirational Small Porches

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plants
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Very neat yet still lush and inviting.
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Ferns
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February 20, 2015
I like the chair
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Cluster of ferns
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February 18, 2015
Note the mini palms
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Red plants I like
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quiet place for dreaming
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Steps down from back dining room deck with landscaping.
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off the back deck
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February 14, 2015
plantings are nice
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Ferns
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Outside my office.
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Ferns
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Ferns - Brazilian Tree Fern (Blechnum Silver Lady) by steps Wood is called "Ironbark"
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Ferns shed area
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small house entry
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nice little seating area
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Love the plants in this photo
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Ferns and plant combination
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The decking, the chair and how the foliage while mostly green embraces the decking.
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Lush garden, makes the space seem a bit larger.
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My tropical paradise
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Use of the space in the garden. I don't use mine and would like to. I think that's because it's not inviting. The use of ferns to soften the space might help.
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Ferns
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Walkway to front door?
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Ferns for front yard
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Front green plants
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Size of steps and the closeness of the country feel with the ferns
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timber broad steps
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quiet spot
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steps with ferns and hostas
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French striped chair
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a space like this outside of the bedroom might be nice
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Ferns by the stairs
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for the driveway
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outside mini zone
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Silver lady ferns
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wide wooden steps
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Brazilian tree fern
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Back Porch
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nice plants
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Like the wood steps.
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February 8, 2015
Private space -I like this private space because it is a reminder that a space does not have to be large - it feels very cozy. I like the different textures of the plants and the way the ferns come over the steps a bit as your approach.
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wood decking
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Fougère
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The ferns!!
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Silver lady fern
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plants along side steps
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Platform for bath
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decking
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ferns by deck steps
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Entrance to Cottage
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Fern garden
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Wooden steps and reading area that is elevated
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Lush
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tropical
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Tropical planting
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ferns
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love the greenery
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ferns
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shade plants
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like tropical feel of plants
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Tropical plants with some colour
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Ferns near steps
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Plants for backyard
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Beautiful corner
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Tropical, deck, wood, plants
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Payed coutyard
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Lush tropical
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Ginger
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Ferns
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chairs need many
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Platings around the stairs
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Ferns around pool?
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The deck and plants
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It's AWESOME!!!!!
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garden steps
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steps timber
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Everything
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Busy garden beds
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Safe study steps.
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Good
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Wooden box steps
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deck detail. facia board first then deck sits inside.
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low profile with yard
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low profile with yard
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like the ferns and plants.
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plantings right up to deck.
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Foloiage along timber stairs
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The plants have a Brazilian rain forest feel.
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Palms instead of ferns in sunny areas?
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Ferns
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Combination
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thick tropical planting
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raised seating
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Lush! Texture!
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