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Planted Joints

A modern-day retreat with old world sensibilities, this Carmel Valley hacienda minimizes impact on the land through thoughtful site design. Grading allowed the house to nestle into the land and preserve feature trees, and storm runoff is collected to percolate the land.

Arbors and shade trees provide passive solar cooling, while low-water, deer-tolerant native plantings uphold sustainability tenets and complement the home’s architecture.

Architect: Carlson Design Group

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September 4, 2012
Sylvi wrote:
Love this design, but how do you keep the flagstone clean? - If you cannot power wash with the creepers in between?
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The client just sweeps the flagstone or gently hoses it off.
    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 2:46PM
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John Hill added this to 16 Architectural Details That Sing
The antithesis of the previous photo is this walkway, where the joints are planted and sinuous. The way the interconnected network of green ends at the steps, like an exclamation point, is a very nice touch.More: Why There's Beauty in Grid, Column and RowSkinny Windows: Exclamation Points of LightRibbon Windows: Openness, Privacy and Cool Modern Design

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crivera0202 added this to Succulents and Garden Path
March 3, 2015
low-water, deer-tolerant native plantings uphold sustainability tenets and fill in the joints to hold soil and slow down water
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November 20, 2014
Steps w flag stone
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September 24, 2014
grass between stepping stones
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July 20, 2014
The antithesis of the previous photo is this walkway, where the joints are planted and sinuous. The way the interconnected network of green ends at the steps, like an exclamation point, is a very nice touch.
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May 14, 2014
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December 1, 2013
green growing in between flagstone
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November 29, 2013
woolly tyme
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moss joints
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Side of house
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Moss walk
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Thym et pierre
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Stones with ground cover planted between them
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March 26, 2012
greenery filled plus steps
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March 4, 2012
Moss between flagstones
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February 12, 2012
Outdoor steps
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February 4, 2012
pathway to back yard
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January 2, 2012
integrating the soft plants with the stone in such a way that it makes the eyes move forward to the end. It makes me want to be there.
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December 24, 2011
Outdoor steps & walkways
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December 18, 2011
walkway idea
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December 7, 2011
Detail jam jam
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November 27, 2011
the planted living joints and the randomness
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September 13, 2011
Like the stairs
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September 13, 2011
The antithesis of the previous photo is this walkway, where the joints are planted and sinuous. The way the interconnected network of green ends at the steps, like an exclamation point, is a very nice touch.
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September 12, 2011
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September 12, 2011
pavers and green
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September 12, 2011
I like how the planted joints add a natural feel to the outdoor space and help break up the stone walkway with a touch of color.
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September 12, 2011
herneraria ground cover floating stone
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exterior detail
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Architectural Details That Sing
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concrete - love the moss in between
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September 11, 2011
love the marriage of stone & greenery
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September 11, 2011
plants growing between pavers.
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September 11, 2011
Cement and walkway for front yard
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September 11, 2011
green between
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September 11, 2011
interconnected network of green ends in an exclamation point.
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flat green between pavers, livens up area
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planted stone path with steps
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Planted joints in stone walkway
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September 10, 2011
joints are planted and sinuous interconnected network of green
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