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Jay Sifford Garden Design wrote:
How rapidly does the Cor Ten rust? Do you spray anything on it to speed up the process?
   Comment   February 5, 2013
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kate_evans5393
Hi, what plant did you use as the groundcover. I am trying to find something like this in Australia!
July 21, 2014 at 11:11PM   
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Noah Modie - Siegfried Porth Assoc.
I worked at a blacksmith shop over a summer doing a lot of stuff that used salvaged materials and things that were supposed to look worn. When I asked one of my mentors, a brilliant sculptor, metalworker, and blacksmith what I should do to make something rust quickly and somewhat evenly, he advised that I relieve myself on my work. It was one of few occasions where my process veered from his guidance. I simply used white vinegar to remove any oils or mill-scale from the metal. The vinegar will remove a great deal of the rust at first, but make it more susceptible to rusting in the future.
August 26, 2014 at 9:00AM        Thanked by Jay Sifford Garden Design
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Casa1220 wrote:
Green ground cover - What is the name of the ground cover around the agave?
     Comment   November 27, 2012
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shozzo48
Is this low maintenance? I like the green spruce sedum, but how do you take care of it?
February 6, 2014 at 10:22AM   
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Therese N Steve Jones
Is the green spruce sedan a slow grower? What climate does it like?
March 28, 2014 at 2:00AM     
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Dattola Designs wrote:
Love this look but how are you keeping the steel from rusting away?
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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Eggleston Farkas Architects
I don't remember what we used on our project. If I had to guess, I'd say it as 1/8" or 3/16"
May 2, 2014 at 4:47PM   
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Branden Johannesen
Thank you!
May 3, 2014 at 6:59PM   
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Claudia Abadia wrote:
Can this be planted in a sandy soil?...
   Comment   June 8, 2014
Urban Oasis wrote:
What guage Cor Ten did you use?
   Comment   July 23, 2013

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Wisely combined, these dryland plants are perfect for stark, contemporary plantings.
It is not only along pathways where informal plantings of edging plants can be used to take the eye off hard edges. Here the steel sides of these raised beds have been draped with a low-growing stonecrop (Sedum sp) — the contrast against the steel is very effective, in the contrast of both texture and color.
Frank Organ added this to Polish Your Garden's Look With Metal
The stonecrop ground cover (Sedum reflexum 'Green Spruce') beautifully blankets the hard edges of the stone wall and flows easily down the front.
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Agave plants may feel like you’re toeing the line between garden sanctuary and cactus city, but layering with a dense, creeping plant — like this green spruce sedum — keeps things feeling lush.
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Use plants to soften sharp edges. The plants creeping over the edge of this metal retaining wall also soften the sharp edge.More: How to Childproof your Home: Expert Advice

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great grass replacement and vine b/c it crawls
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creeping verbena
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similar look with agaves, crushed limestone gravel and mix of plants
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really like the look of the metal hoding in the rock.
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Green Spruce Sedum
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The cascading plant softens the metal planter.
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Betonhoz, lépcsők mellé, hadd szóljon. :-)
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agave plants
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ground cover is green spruce sedum
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great low water plantings
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Agave and dense, creeping plant — like this green spruce sedum
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good
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Agave and a creeping plant. Low maintenance but lush.
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Eggleston Farkas Architects We used a similar detail at our Boat Bay House: by Eggleston Farkas... by Eggleston Farkas...Boat Bay House .What we did was to use weathering Corten steel. The rust layer on Corten forms a protective coating and greatly reduces the long term corrosion of the material. You can find out some info about it on Wikipedia athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel. Pay attention to the section regarding staining and continuing corrosion if the material remains in constant contact with water. I also believe that the runoff from Corten is corrosive to aluminum. Nonetheless, it's a great material when used properly, developing a beautiful patina over time.
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Plants below with ivy flowing over the top.
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Do something like this in front yard next to house.
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Love the huge agaves. Love the creeping plant that hangs down off the of steel planter. I want something like this in the planters in front of our house.
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Green spruce sedum groundcover
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trailing stone crop, both like the planters (iron? copper?)
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DROOPY.. DON'T LIKE
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Agave plants may feel like you’re toeing the line between garden sanctuary and cactus city, but layering with a dense, creeping plant — like this green spruce sedum — keeps things feeling lush.
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what plant is the ground cover
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sedum softens agave
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front entry concept
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Agave plants may feel like you’re toeing the line between garden sanctuary and cactus city, but layering with a dense, creeping plant — like this green spruce sedum — keeps things feeling lush.
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Plants... Creeping plants are wonderful
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trailing succulant
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Agave plants may feel like you’re toeing the line between garden sanctuary and cactus city, but layering with a dense, creeping plant — like this green spruce sedum — keeps things feeling lush.
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green spruce sedum among agave
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Agave plants, green spruce sedum (dense, creeping plant)
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don't need steps but the gravel or whatever separated by steel or wood is an idea
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Planter near front large window
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The sedum and agava remind me of a marguarita in Mexico! Mmmm!
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creeping plant, green spruce sedum
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Unique steel planters
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Wisely combined, these dryland plants are perfect for stark, contemporary plantings.
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Green spruce sedum (ground cover)
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nice agave variety. wall with trailing succulent.
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The retainer walls
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agave
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idea for the front drive, in front of the gate
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Corten
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Wall design - green spruce seedam and Agave - Ledge for lower Hill
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Rusty metal, dramatic plants.
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Love that green and rust.
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Steps from gateway to path by kitchen - but use sleepers and yellow coloured stones instead of as shown. Leave a path for lawnmowers to pass from the driveway at the corner of the living room parallel to the pedestrian path. Access to septic tank and garden for excavators (mini digger) will be through the new gateway in the wood area. This path and the rockery will cut off access to the garden for vehicles.
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Green spruce sedum dangling from the wall.
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