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debora carl landscape design

A once forgotten side yard turns into a charming gravel garden
Martin Residence
Cardiff by the Sea, Ca
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http://www.deboracarl.com

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June 2, 2013
Deb Sanders wrote:
Are you using treated 1x4s for the border of the gravel walk? If not what have you used?
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zenypon
where can I buy this type of urn?
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Ancient Surfaces
Wonderful meditative gem you've created. This reminds us of a stone wellhead we've installed in a similar 'keyhole' shaped front courtyard instead of a backyard.
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April 8, 2013
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Fernanda Castellanos
if you plant a creeping fig on the fence away from the house would it still try to get attach??
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auburn1969
Creeping fig is wonderful but as you know the roots do attach to wood, brick, or stucco. I planted one on a fence that adjoins the house and runners attach to the house but if not connected there should be no problem. The roots and runners do get to 1 inch in diameter.
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December 22, 2012
whippetgrey wrote:
Would you be able to tell me if the creeping fig would grow in Johannesburg, South Africa? - Summer average temperature 28c (7 months of the year)
Winter average temperature 17c, dropping periodically to +- 2c, occasional frost.
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skitoid
Can you please tell me what kind of stones you used in this path?
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auburn1969
The white flowers are vinca most likely or white impatients.
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December 1, 2012
Kaylana Alaysa | Landscape Design wrote:
What is the white flowering plant?
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debora carl landscape design
Yes they are impatiens.
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Mary Bordman
They are wonderful for shaded areas but the snails can eat in just a few days :(
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September 6, 2012
alexia7 wrote:
What is the purple plant?
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geriwise
Your designs are beautiful.
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houston2012
The flowers are Vinca they come in white, hot pink, lighter pink, light purple they grow fast, I have them for years and with our mild winter they always come back in spring time
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August 28, 2012
tlupinetti wrote:
Love the iron pot holder. Where can I get one.
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debora carl landscape design
This is something that the clients found during their travels. I do not know the source.
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July 23, 2012
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The homeowner found the iron pot holder at a housewares/garden store in north San Diego but says it was the only one available.
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July 20, 2012
sfalter1 wrote:
Can you tell me the color of the paint on the door?
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Leah Fuscardo
Looks close to SW6187 Rosemary, or SW6188 Shade Grown. Just a best guess.
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bcomments
what is the gate color, please?
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April 29, 2012
mamagrub wrote:
What is the vine on the wall, can it grow in zone 4-5?
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camille2013
I have a fence that is 6' x 30' and I would like to have something like this climb up it. Is it evergreen or flowers?
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hedera helix
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April 26, 2012
Kelly wrote:
Love the focal point!! where can i get a jar like that and how much did it cost?
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We picked it up at a local nursery. Costs would range between $90 - $200.
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September 6, 2014
almabustamante wrote:
How much is the wood fence door plus installation?
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July 23, 2014
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July 16, 2014
Marilyn Gentemann wrote:
where can I purchase urns like this one???
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October 20, 2013
jen5oaks wrote:
what is the approx. size of the gravel pieces? width of space?
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Stone surfaces provide the underpinnings. Gravel paths and stone terraces are hallmarks of French garden design. A gravel path is one of the easiest ways to start your landscape. In this case, the gravel defines the path area, while the inset stepping-stones make for a more stable walking surface.Design tip: With any loose stone, be prepared for some maintenance. While landscape and weed-barrier cloths will keep weed growth down, nothing is foolproof. You will need to periodically remove unwanted plant material. The secret is to do it before things get out of control.
Frank Organ added this to Climbing Plants Suit Small Gardens
Save Space With Upward GrowthPlants brighten up any boundary and make it a bit more interesting. If you don't have space for a hedge or wall shrub, climbers can be great space savers in a small garden — they climb vertically and won't protrude into the yard if you give them a little care and pruning. In this yard, a fast-growing free climber conserves space, and the planting now seems to flow from the beds to the top of the wall in one swift movement.
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Balance
A Hybrid ApproachA private, semiformal courtyard illustrates symmetrical balance and a hint of radial balance. Aligned with the urn and the gate, a gravel path moves through the center of this garden, in balance with herbs on both sides. As the path reaches the small, circular focal point, it splits into two matching crescents; they continue around the urn and reconnect on the far side. Adding a circular detail to a straight path is a classic design trick that turns an otherwise ordinary space into something really special.
Likewise, you can use an urn as a focal point in a courtyard or on a patio.
A circle in a square is a classic design motif. Here it is expressed in a beautiful gravel garden. This side yard is wide enough to accommodate a circular focal point (with a well-proportioned urn at its center). There is ample room for Mediterranean herbs and annual bedding plants to flourish along both sides of a pathway, which parts around the center urn and ends at the garden gate.
Start a project file. Take advantage of winter downtime to daydream about home and garden plans. Keeping your ideas organized will help you stay on track to complete your projects, so start by storing everything in one place. A paper file or bulletin board is great for tear sheets, but a basket or box is better for storing bulky samples. You can even create your to-do list in an ideabook. Choose what will work best for you.
Medieval enclosed gardens were enjoyed mainly by the wealthy, who could afford the cost of construction and upkeep, but monastic gardens were also enclosed. Monks required seclusion for their contemplative lives, and the hortus conclusus gave them the required sense of security and seclusion.In this garden of today, the high walls, simple gravel path, seating and low plantings echo some of the elements of the early monastic enclosed garden.
Using my very unscientific analysis method, I’d say this garden is 40 percent space and 60 percent stuff — hence the more intimate appearance. The garden has an obvious central axis, and the garden elements on each side of the imaginary line mirror one another. With the exception of the creeping fig (Ficus pumila) on the wall, all the plants will grow no taller than knee high, assuring that the beds will remain uncluttered. This approach retains a feeling of openness and focuses attention on the urn at the center of the “keyhole”.

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