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Ron Herman Landscape Architect

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Ruth Tekell wrote:
Where did you get the black smooth stones? - I have a rock bed I wanted to fill will exactly these kinds of rocks, but all the places in town said they didn't have any, never had had any, and they were impossible to get!! I know that isn't true because i can buy them and Michael's for craft project. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
   Comment   December 5, 2012
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Ruth Tekell
Thank you so much!
December 5, 2012 at 12:46PM   
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stevereinhart
What is the square dividers made of? Metal? Were can I purchase?
May 18, 2013 at 7:57AM   
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H2D Architecture + Design wrote:
What type of stone are the stepping stones?
   Comment   July 24, 2012
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H2D Architecture + Design
Thanks - it is beautiful!
August 22, 2012 at 10:24PM   
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koilaf
gorgeous!
May 25, 2013 at 4:42PM   
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julsnealey wrote:
Borders - what is used to create the borders of each block-square around the rock and the "grass"
   Comment   April 11, 2012
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The look was achieved with a corten steel framing system. The 'grass' is Soleirolia soleirolii (Baby Tears).
November 1, 2012 at 1:18PM   
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Stardust Modern Design
Love it! I am fan of Roberto Burle Marx and Oscar Niemeyer so really love this design.
March 9, 2013 at 10:52PM   
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drodak wrote:
Is the green area moss, grass or artificial. thanks, David
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drodak
thanks. we have a modern summer house on the virginia coast and we are trying to find plants that can take the wind/salt water/cold winters. David
August 22, 2012 at 7:12PM   
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Try looking at the Sunset.com website. You can use their plant selection filter and specifically look for coast tolerant plants. Just be sure they are hardy enough to tolerate the eastern winter temps as Sunset is geared for the west coast.
August 24, 2012 at 3:11PM   
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Here the grid breaks up with various materials.
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Thoroughly random looking, there is intention in this mixed-media design. Stone pavers slice through square pads of turf and similar-size squares of smooth slate stones. The overall design is exciting and quite arresting for its rhythm and textural interest.
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The simplest two-dimensional design can be the most satisfying. In the 1930s, Dutch designer Mein Ruys was using interesting new ideas to give her gardens a framework. She laid a Mondrian-style grid on the ground to divide up the space. She then planted some areas while leaving others bare. Here we see a modern version of that using identical squares of grass, paving and pebbles — an almost maintenance-free design that would be perfect for a front garden.
A closer look at the design shows how the effect has been achieved. The paving, planting and pebbles in a seemingly random pattern are much like the abstract style of 20th-century artist Piet Mondrian.To keep the squares crisp, metal or wood edging prevents the greenery from encroaching on the paving and keeps pebbles in place.

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Love the randomness and simplicity of texture
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