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mpumzie wrote:
MY BACKYARD HASLOTS AND LOTS OF ROCKS, WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO REMOVE THEM BUT THEY ARE TOO BIG AND THEY ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE, SO PLEASE SINCE I CAN'T REMOVE THEM I KNOW I HAVE TO USE THEM IN A DESIGN. PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS
   Comment   July 27, 2011
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Becky Harris
If possible, attach a picture (just hit the "browse" button below to find them in your computer so we can get an idea of what you're talking about. Can you move them at all or are they stuck where they sit? I think big rocks can be a really cool feature in your yard, especially at the end of the patio. You could always place them in the most meditative way, throw some gravel around them and rake it, ala Kyoto....
July 27, 2011 at 9:54am   
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Annie Thornton
Also take a look at this featured ideabook on landscaping with boulders and rocks. Often times landscapes that have incorporated what occurs naturally and just working with it, as opposed to against it prove to be the most successful and interesting.


July 27, 2011 at 3:40pm   
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tishbet wrote:
What are the dimensions of this garden?
   Comment   April 27, 2012

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Kit Pollard added this to Surprising Seating
So maybe a picnic table in the garden isn't exactly surprising...but in this garden, I think it creates a great casual entertaining space. A more formal table and chairs would set off a whole different vibe. Plus, I love picnic benches - there's nothing better than squeezing in around the table for a fun summer meal.
Becky Harris added this to Backyard Bliss: Have a Master Plan
Sometimes all we need to make us happy is a bit of green and a place to sit and eat all our own, especially in the city.
Becky Harris added this to Get Ready...It's Patio Time!
Don't feel overwhelmed or that everything has to be elaborate. A good old fashioned picnic table and benches could be all you need to enjoy your patio.
Becky Harris added this to Forty DOs for Outdoor Furniture
Do realize that there are modern versions of the picnic table.
Margaret Everton added this to Cultivating A Porch Garden
The plethora of greenery makes this space, and all that is needed for great dining or outdoor working-from-home is this basic picnic table.
Erin Lang Norris added this to Out in the Yard: 10 Private Retreats
Whenever I see this photo, I think to myself "If only I had a smaller yard," haha! The lush green plants and bordering walls makes this space feel like a secret garden. Add a few friends and some appetizers and you've got yourself a memorable evening that you will think back on for years to come.

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ajreinhart added this to Patio Ideas
July 14, 2014
the random size of the patio stones and the wide joints between them
smartcookie53 added this to Patio
June 8, 2014
interesting
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May 15, 2014
Like the modern picnic table
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May 13, 2014
Beautiful mix of plants
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April 14, 2014
Patio picnic table
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Pavers,large
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April 5, 2014
Picnic table
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April 5, 2014
Table easy to make
HAZEL Landscapes & Edibles added this to Tangletown
April 1, 2014
small patio/garden area (this partitioning with plants could work for front or back)
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February 27, 2014
patio
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February 24, 2014
Garden paving
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February 21, 2014
seating paving
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January 26, 2014
Pic-nic table
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January 23, 2014
stone patio floor
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January 19, 2014
Paver placement and plant placement
Karen Robinson added this to Patio Ideas
January 9, 2014
nice for the private patio off the bedrooms
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paver patio
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December 13, 2013
What do you like about this photo? Stone and wood patio
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December 13, 2013
Like the planting areas
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Pavers | random mix
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November 7, 2013
cool table
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October 17, 2013
Pavers
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September 25, 2013
love
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September 22, 2013
love this patio garden
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Stone/moss Pattern
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Picnic table
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August 28, 2013
Table
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patio material...pavers
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August 20, 2013
Once again, beautiful place for family dinner.
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picnic table
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Pavers with grass
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July 31, 2013
Dallage vegetalise
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Small space, nice pavers, lots of plants
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July 21, 2013
lush perimeter
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July 20, 2013
Outdoor picnic table
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picnic table on patio
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brick patio, bench setup
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table
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the table
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pavers with grass in between
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Brick pavers + wild garden
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Floor plan for patio
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June 6, 2013
large pavers with moss grout - love the Large pavers
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hardscape
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picnic table as the seating in the second patio?
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Paving Stones
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patio
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April 25, 2013
clean.
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patio
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pavement
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Irregular pavers with space between
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Large pavers and grass
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April 8, 2013
Plant border
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April 7, 2013
Grass between the patio?
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April 1, 2013
Patio
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picnic table and slate and grass
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3100
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Simple
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Design
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varying size pavers
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Back yard
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I like the landscaping
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Back yard
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lots of green
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Yer taslari gri
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Beach house
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pavement
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Small buy inviting
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I like the stone and the filler in b/w
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Terraza
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February 9, 2013
Plan things in our patio tile areas....play off larger squares of concrete
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February 9, 2013
I like patios that feel like rooms, lots of greenery and stone paving (which also has the advantage of minimizing mowing).
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February 1, 2013
really really like grass in between pavers
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January 31, 2013
table with benches
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January 30, 2013
slate patio broken up with planting area and surrounded by greenery
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pavers
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shrubbery
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Pavers, Lush plantings
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stone and natural look
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pavers
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Pavers
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love the flagstone or slate, love the modern picnic table, nice plantings
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pavers, border
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pavers and plants
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Note plant selection ...rich overhang
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October 24, 2012
good idea with dogs
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Stone patio
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versaille pattern with grass
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patio
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square and rectangle mixed together
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August 27, 2012
Love
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August 23, 2012
Another view of square/rectangular stones but not uniform. I like the varying shapes.
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Table and benches
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modern picnic table
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pavers with ground cover between
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Flooring
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patio
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August 11, 2012
Would love to work in grass in between the stone in the patio
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July 27, 2012
arrangement of stepping stones with plants between
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Pavers
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July 23, 2012
pavers
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Tiles
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July 21, 2012
Large pavers used. That is what I like: large pavers
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July 20, 2012
Pavers
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July 15, 2012
patio tiles
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July 11, 2012
pavers
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July 8, 2012
Gorgeous
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June 28, 2012
floor
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June 26, 2012
lots of plants...my house is not a paver house...more stone and mixed-up style
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June 20, 2012
stone
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June 17, 2012
weeding
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patio
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green
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permeable stone patio
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Stone
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May 30, 2012
THE RADOMNESS
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May 27, 2012
patio
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pavers & plantings
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Patio floor
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Stone
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Pavers
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Pavers
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Picnic table
Catherine Gintert added this to outside
May 4, 2012
green patio
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May 2, 2012
large plant border softens patio edge
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April 30, 2012
Stone floor for the front and sides?
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April 29, 2012
pavers
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April 25, 2012
Absolutely love, paving greenery wood
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April 22, 2012
Walkway start has width/spacing- this is about the space we have
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April 22, 2012
Cute
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Pavers
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April 15, 2012
Flagst
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April 15, 2012
Pavers
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April 14, 2012
more modern picnic table
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April 14, 2012
Garden
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April 13, 2012
Like picnic table & to a lesser degree pavers
Darcie Lee added this to landscaping/deck
April 12, 2012
Modern picnic table
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April 10, 2012
Simple
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Flagstone pacers.
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Full green
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patio
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Plants, plants!
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Pavers
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garden
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pavers
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Обсадить стол на патио крупномерами чубушника....
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March 26, 2012
Plants patio pavers
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March 25, 2012
nice patio, like the paver detail
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March 24, 2012
Good use of space, but would want more color
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March 23, 2012
backyard
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March 23, 2012
patio
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March 22, 2012
I love the clean lines and the cottage charm
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March 21, 2012
Show this to Daren.
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Picnic retreat
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Privacy
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simple paver pattern, green showing through
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table
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Picnic table
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March 15, 2012
pavers with green
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March 15, 2012
patio, seen from above, small space
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March 12, 2012
stone patio with moss/green in between
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March 12, 2012
intimate space, wonderful lush color palette of plants of mostly different colors of green. love the color of the stone juxtaposed to all the greens and the natural golden wood color with picks of the gold spiked grasses. simple and beautiful space. very relaxing.
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March 11, 2012
otra alternativa de jardin interior
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March 11, 2012
Surround sitting areas with green
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like size/color of pavers. not installation
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March 8, 2012
patio view from upstairs
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Crafty
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Backyard
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Luesone
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Patio tiles
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Different shapes and sizes of pavers
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patio
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side yard
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pavers, table
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Making great use of a small garden!
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Stone patio
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