Cathy Carr, APLD
Landscape Architects & Designers
Gazing Ball and Quartz Boulder share pride of place rustic landscape

Gazing Ball and Quartz Boulder share pride of place

Stone, wood, plants.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Splashily colored, bright showoffs can take away from a landscape's blended textures and natural earth tones. But this particular design changed my mind. A bright blue ball amidst a bed of hostas reflects the sky the way a pool or a pond would. In the absence of water, a bright blue metallic surface is the next best thing.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

salweenidea added this to Cabin-Exterior
on Monday
stone and wood
jmhuitger added this to Exterior Ideas
last Friday
plants for shade
jungle63 added this to jungle63's ideas
last Wednesday
sooziegee added this to Landscaping
April 11, 2014
gazing ball, plantings
easternface added this to Exterior
April 9, 2014
Gazing ball near windows
Mike DeAngelis added this to mike_deangelis's ideas
April 7, 2014
nessac added this to nessac's Favorites
April 7, 2014
door and plands
lilialeon added this to дом
April 7, 2014
обшивка дома дерево плюс камень
ideco added this to Extérieur
April 5, 2014
zone patio
mygardens4me added this to mygardens4me's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Wood and door
thaddwight added this to Glenda landscape ideas
March 31, 2014
one perfect rock can be better than more
judyr3140 added this to judyr3140's ideas
March 30, 2014
roof over door
nrta23 added this to Backyard And Pool
March 29, 2014
tboyd541 added this to Exterior Ideas
March 29, 2014
ciciotti66 added this to Outdoor
March 28, 2014
Idea for exterior Mud Room
harvey4754 added this to harvey4754's ideas
March 28, 2014
lcheever added this to Dream Houses
March 27, 2014
Love this wood and stone home with flagstone courtyard
johnspain added this to pond-verbena
March 26, 2014
tarthur63 added this to tarthur63's ideas
March 21, 2014
Rock out front
brahma123 added this to exterior
March 20, 2014
lynnmorton added this to new exterior ideas
March 18, 2014
Screen door
Margaret Haney added this to margaret_haney's Ideas
March 16, 2014
alluminatic added this to 5207 La Roda
March 7, 2014
Like how this boulder is integrated into plantings
svflybynight added this to treehouse
February 26, 2014
screen door
cheriehill added this to Landscape Ideas
February 23, 2014
Landscape around rock
arlene2438 added this to Landscaping
February 23, 2014
Rock and gazing ball placement.
tonyabrackett added this to rustic landscaping
February 21, 2014
outside of house
mbrenneke added this to Shannon's
February 20, 2014
Big rocks in landscape
tomatolady1 added this to tomatolady1's Ideas
February 16, 2014
trudge11 added this to pool bathroom
February 16, 2014
Siding style
Sheila Bowling added this to sheila_bowling's Ideas
January 31, 2014
Atelier A Bellavance Architect added this to FREEMAN
January 13, 2014
option pierre et bois
Cheryl Juilfs-Lorenson added this to webuser_28804's Ideas
January 9, 2014
I like the big rock and bushes
ebrekhov added this to ebrekhov's ideas
December 18, 2013
отделка дома 2
martipul added this to rustic
December 17, 2013
Love the door and portico over
wamsleydm10 added this to wamsleydm10's ideas
December 15, 2013
siding, quaint look of house
sc811 added this to Home Office Ideas
November 17, 2013
fence for privacy
Jonathan Neubauer added this to nbhaus's ideas
November 3, 2013
Great outdoors
Shari Wiles added this to 1716 Highland
November 2, 2013
This looks perfect
danamoate added this to Landscaping
October 23, 2013
marezdotes added this to marezdotes's Ideas
October 23, 2013
rustic stone patio
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October 8, 2013
56goal added this to 56goal's ideas
October 6, 2013
masonhouse3384 added this to masonhouse3384's Ideas
September 29, 2013
Good color
ssnellen added this to courtyard
September 29, 2013
just like the whole set up
bryttany added this to Yard
September 28, 2013
Our water well rock.... Idea to make it not look so awkward
teahbly added this to teahbly's Ideas
September 26, 2013
Hosts and big boulder. .. Yay
way2b added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 26, 2013
Love the exterior siding and the rocks
luckyjude added this to Craftsman Exteriors
September 23, 2013
back door
Armando Arce added this to armando_arce6240056's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Cathi Wetsch added this to cathi_wetsch's Ideas
September 17, 2013
Just like it
laurasellens added this to laurasellens's ideas
September 11, 2013
appears "compact" I bet there's a lot of house in a small space
Carole added this to walkway
September 11, 2013
entrance is fantastic!!
rebsanne added this to garden
September 11, 2013
Gazing balls
the_misfit added this to the_misfit's outdoors
September 5, 2013
Screen door and main door. (OK, and the porch gable is adorable and the siding is gorgeous.)
luckyjude added this to Exterior Ideas
August 30, 2013
back door
sscoleman44 added this to sscoleman44's ideas
August 30, 2013
Rock Placement
kittyfox added this to Landscaping
August 29, 2013
Hide outdoor pump
Joe Rice added this to Inspirations
August 26, 2013
Is that 8" clapboard?
skubydew added this to Wooden House
August 23, 2013
judeg53 added this to judeg53's Ideas
August 16, 2013
I could live here
bethieboo5 added this to bethieboo5's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Cute. Landscaping, patio.
robwaugh added this to Patios
August 4, 2013
Patricia Hachten added this to Exterior Ideas
July 30, 2013
Lets hide a gazing ball in the back garden.
mloozanieski added this to cedar siding
July 29, 2013
cedar siding and windows look
beausoleilm84 added this to exterieur
July 27, 2013
Shane Wakeley added this to shane_wakeley's Ideas
July 26, 2013
Front homie
johnfam added this to landscape
July 26, 2013
cedar big rock landscaping
agio2558 added this to agio2558's Ideas
July 21, 2013
Marilyn Fedonick added this to marilyn_fedonick's ideas
July 15, 2013
All of this.
stephandjay added this to exterior
July 11, 2013
Cedar siding
lilohagusw added this to lilohagusw's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Screen door
runaway03 added this to backyard
July 7, 2013
boulder, globe, low greens
jldomini added this to jldomini's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Nice use of blue globe!
wells & trembath added this to extension gewirtz
June 25, 2013
planting right up against the house
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
June 19, 2013
wooden view
scotty11 added this to scotty11's ideas
June 17, 2013
Love the rock and soft landscaping surrounding it
kathystrick added this to cottage gardening
June 8, 2013
love the big rock and the blue ball
monabar added this to monabar's ideas
June 3, 2013
Christina Salmi added this to Exterior Ideas
June 3, 2013
cedar siding
tikessler added this to House Front
May 31, 2013
Like the boulder
Amy Hunt added this to yards
May 30, 2013
I like the way the bushy low plants create the feeling of "living spaces"
hausbucher added this to House Exteriors
May 28, 2013
wood, stone and garden
jduffywhite added this to Landscape Ideas
May 25, 2013
like green foliage, big rock, blue gazing ball
melissatilton added this to Chuck's Stuff
May 25, 2013
Siding and stone combo
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May 21, 2013
etoc added this to etoc's Ideas
May 20, 2013
slpgz added this to slpgz's Ideas
May 18, 2013
psychedca added this to Landscape Ideas
May 18, 2013
Like tall fluffy greenery near house
allisonnew added this to patio
May 15, 2013
the fence in the back
lynncamp added this to lynncamp's Ideas
May 12, 2013
Patio idea
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May 6, 2013
очень стильно для дачи
celticpam added this to outdoors
May 5, 2013
coombp added this to coombp's Ideas
May 5, 2013
macandwendy added this to macandwendy's Ideas
May 3, 2013
Rock focal point (prefer mossy rock) near plants and lawn
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May 2, 2013
Screen door with tree cutouts
Neely Anderson added this to neely_anderson's Ideas
May 2, 2013
Siding and stone
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May 1, 2013
Cathy Kaufman added this to cathy_kaufman's Ideas
April 27, 2013
my style
kristieramsey added this to Landscape
April 26, 2013
Love the hosts
krinkle added this to krinkle's ideas
April 21, 2013
mcmaher2852 added this to mcmaher2852's Ideas
April 20, 2013
garage door on back
Lee O'Malley added this to webuser_25556's ideas
April 17, 2013
What's not to like?
Jodi Martinez added this to Outside
April 17, 2013
Like the boulder with greenery around and like the planting around front door
owens1994 added this to landscapes
April 16, 2013
cjlopau added this to landscape
April 15, 2013
patio and path
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April 13, 2013
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April 7, 2013
darling back door and landscaping
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April 7, 2013
karennate added this to karennate's Ideas
April 6, 2013
Moss on fence
bek1 added this to bek1's ideas
April 1, 2013
pecosannie added this to pecosannie's Ideas
March 30, 2013
I like
reneehalay added this to Exterior Ideas
March 30, 2013
Lighter color stain on cedar
Sharon Miller added this to Curb Appeal
March 29, 2013
wood siding
Dorie Strater added this to Strater Walkway
March 27, 2013
Cedar siding with stepping stones
Susan Howard added this to Landscape Ideas
March 24, 2013
Rocks and shady plants; gazing ball
lsprague74 added this to lsprague74's Ideas
March 17, 2013
Cozy back yard and side door
pcanzano added this to Landscape
March 13, 2013
Like the fullness and curve of these gardens
pixelpink added this to Outdoor Room
March 12, 2013
Paver material and landscaping
jillgp added this to jillgp's ideas
March 12, 2013
debmalvetti added this to Gardens
February 25, 2013
Shade garden plamnts
cyann410 added this to cyann410's Ideas
February 25, 2013
Love the wooded surrounding; the stone and wood house exterior...
macinek added this to macinek's ideas
February 25, 2013
kskimm added this to kskimm's Ideas
February 24, 2013
lynn8 added this to lynn8's Ideas
February 17, 2013
aakohler added this to aakohler's Ideas
February 17, 2013
Natural look
kssjenni added this to Things I don't like
February 13, 2013
Surface feels too rough.
web36ric added this to web36ric's Ideas
February 12, 2013
So cozy.
jacks5 added this to jacks5's ideas
February 10, 2013
Screen door w trees
choqueis added this to choqueis's Favorites
February 10, 2013
daedreamer added this to daedreamer's ideas
February 9, 2013
very rustic looking
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February 3, 2013
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January 28, 2013
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January 28, 2013
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January 27, 2013
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January 26, 2013
dawnpresson added this to dawnpresson's Ideas
January 26, 2013
Ahhh mine please
apmcdaniel added this to Landscaping ideas
January 24, 2013
Good mix of wood and stone on house
bliss1417 added this to outdoors
January 24, 2013
lusowski added this to lusowski's Favorites
January 24, 2013
Front entry overhang for 5 richmond
Thu Huong added this to thu_huong's Ideas
January 21, 2013
betsy1956 added this to betsy1956's ideas
January 18, 2013
Use of mahonia plant with different textured plants
durhaste added this to durhaste's ideas
January 13, 2013
that house
bethadavis added this to landscaping
January 12, 2013
the rock
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January 2, 2013
Ruth added this to garden
December 31, 2012
historic house, gravel terrace, landscaping
nguyendangphong added this to nguyendangphong's ideas
December 31, 2012
không gian dưới
leeann2012 added this to leeann2012's ideas
December 27, 2012
Stone patio
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December 8, 2012
maryannt added this to maryannt's Ideas
December 2, 2012
Daphne Wilkens added this to daphne_wilkens's ideas
November 19, 2012
100antonio added this to 100antonio's Ideas
November 16, 2012
The cristal ball
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November 12, 2012
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November 7, 2012
love this
sandi1958 added this to sandi1958's ideas
October 26, 2012
door cover
Garuka Hobiku added this to garuka_hobiku's ideas
October 22, 2012
Beri perhatian kpd bumbung kpd pintu masuk, ada desig kerawang, seni ukir
leejerlene added this to leejerlene's Ideas
October 14, 2012
Border for garden and stone
thewidowwarren added this to thewidowwarren's ideas
October 14, 2012
intimacy in small space
kisaak added this to kisaak's ideas
October 13, 2012
exterior stain
debrajones added this to debrajones's ideas
October 7, 2012
Private garden
marciafrankel added this to outside
October 6, 2012
Garden ideas
vfaraca added this to vfaraca's ideas
September 30, 2012
Plants around the rocks
ruthsemph added this to ruthsemph's ideas
September 19, 2012
juliedesmeules added this to dehors
September 9, 2012
Grosse pierre
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September 9, 2012
lolirosner added this to lolirosner's Ideas
September 7, 2012
Fachada madera
talamberti added this to talamberti's Ideas
September 7, 2012
Large stone
ellendemers added this to ellendemers's ideas
September 7, 2012
outside of house
ajonesy added this to ajonesy's ideas
September 6, 2012
shade garden and edging idea
scattau added this to My favorite ideas
September 6, 2012
the natural setting
gbach added this to Landscape
September 5, 2012
elichon added this to Cottage on the Lake
September 3, 2012
Detail work on the awning above the door
libby68 added this to Architectural Details
September 3, 2012
Beautiful exterior wood and stone
mckenith added this to mckenith's ideas
September 2, 2012
Garden, using hosta
jjonely added this to Home Design photos for Jill
September 1, 2012
Cute little patio.
monstrik added this to monstrik's ideas
August 27, 2012
blue glass ball
ablix added this to other
August 26, 2012
ebethtalks added this to ebethtalks's Favorites
August 26, 2012
Mtn cottage
marthahuguet added this to marthahuguet's ideas
August 25, 2012
Beautiful blue gazing ball. Magical.
jgriffin added this to creative ideas
August 25, 2012
Eave over door
danakerr81 added this to danakerr81's ideas
August 24, 2012
show ray
mandalaybay added this to hardrock
August 23, 2012
Wayne Lee added this to speedoslkgd's ideas
August 22, 2012
blue gazing ball
primitivepatti added this to primitivepatti's ideas
August 22, 2012
old looking!!!
bswrn added this to bswrn's ideas
August 21, 2012
Side garden
deblie added this to deblie's ideas
August 21, 2012
Like the blue globe in the greenery. Nice little quirky surprise
pctan1584 added this to Garden
August 20, 2012
Lush and flooring I want
krausch56 added this to krausch56's ideas
August 19, 2012
In the absence of water, a bright blue metallic surface is the next best thing.
gillianmlawrence added this to gillianmlawrence's Favorites
August 19, 2012
dewena added this to dewena's ideas
August 19, 2012
a place of quiet
77sally77 added this to 77sally77's Favorites
August 19, 2012
b added this to becsnider's ideas
August 19, 2012
gazing ball and boulder
mlj10 added this to mlj10's ideas
August 19, 2012
Blue ball.
NOOSHAFARIN QOBADY added this to qnoosh's ideas
August 19, 2012
cowgirl13 added this to cowgirl13's ideas
August 18, 2012
Blue ball brings in water to hostas.
Leeah Merz added this to dream yard
August 18, 2012
like screen door
bresslb added this to bresslb's ideas
August 18, 2012
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