Kate Michels Landscape Design
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Urban Retreat traditional-patio

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April 25, 2012
lindagreg wrote:
What would this ground cover be? Elfin Thyme? - Im looking for an appropriate ground cover for between Oklahoma flagstone on two patio areas...one will be a bar area where there will be bar stools and other dining area with chairs and table...concerned with legs of chairs sinking...is Elfin Thyme ok or do we have to use grass? Dining area gets some afternoon sun and bar area morning and little afternoon sun. Thank you for your help.
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What's common name?
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Laurentia fluviatillis' common name is Blue Star Creeper and is also known as Isotoma fluviatillis and Pratia pendunculata. This and Elfin Thyme work well as low growing ground covers between stepping stones. They can handle light foot traffic and prefer full sun to partial shade. Check to see if they do well in your local climate and conditions.
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Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping added this to Patio Pavers Go Green in Between
A low-lying ground cover also makes it easier to maintain spotless perfection.

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Large flat stones (? Flagstone) with moss joints. Very attractive.
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March 16, 2015
the look
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Doggy back yard
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Lattice wall
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Yard pavers
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small grass bits
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Elfin thyme or other plant for between stones named here
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between patio and house/porch
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flatstone patio with green inbetween
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best patio with color
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Stones with ground cover in between
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December 30, 2014
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November 24, 2014
Look great. No weeds in between rocks. Only pretty ground cover.
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October 8, 2014
extend off new dining room
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September 30, 2014
Backyard .... Ground cover not grass
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September 23, 2014
Foliage between the pavers allows moisture to permeate.
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September 14, 2014
pavers design
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September 3, 2014
patio pavers with moss.
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August 30, 2014
Creeper/elfin thyme, grow between stones
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August 22, 2014
this ground cover between stones keeps the heat down
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August 22, 2014
Flagstone patio
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August 20, 2014
flagstone planting
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August 17, 2014
Nice with mint growing between pavers; looks really old. Needs some patio furniture, though.
Miriam Spencer added this to cement patio and floor
August 3, 2014
stone is too light, but i like the spacing
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July 27, 2014
flagstone and moss
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July 9, 2014
ground cover between flagstone
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June 30, 2014
Flagstone patio
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June 2, 2014
good one
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May 26, 2014
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May 25, 2014
I actually like the little grass in between...
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May 10, 2014
Patio floor
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April 26, 2014
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April 26, 2014
Like the softness of the greenery between the flagstones
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floor for lower level
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low lying gound cover between stones
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April 13, 2014
Laurentia fluviatillis' common name is Blue Star Creeper and is also known as Isotoma fluviatillis and Pratia pendunculata. This and Elfin Thyme work well as low growing ground covers between stepping stones. They can handle light foot traffic and prefer full sun to partial shade. Check to see if they do well in your local climate and conditions.
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April 9, 2014
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March 27, 2014
stone with green between
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large stones with diamondia between
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Alternate flagstone patio style
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February 25, 2014
stones a bit tighter together
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February 16, 2014
like the white trellis
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February 6, 2014
Like the flagstone.
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January 26, 2014
Like the ground look
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January 25, 2014
Color of stone and style
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January 22, 2014
stone patio
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January 19, 2014
the amount of ground coverage, also easy on the eyes....some thing I would consider.
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December 30, 2013
Love patio pavers and the idea of foliage as opposed to a hard scape of stone. Not to mention low laying is less maintenance.
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December 30, 2013
love these pavers
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December 27, 2013
Are these paers??
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Stones with grass
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courtyard floor
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Stone pavers with a hint of greenery
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Flagstone patio
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September 25, 2013
Pavers with moss.
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i like these paving stones
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flagstone patio
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Irregular rocks
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detail: moss filled joints
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planting between stones
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pavers with mondo grass between
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geen between pavers
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low grass, stone
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flagstone patio
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Slate pavers for North Side of house
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love the grass creeping through the cracks
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paver stone
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Grass between pavers
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stone & grass patio
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Nice ground cover
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non mortared with moss
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Lattice & patio
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patio with slate rock
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stone look from pavers with grass in between
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moss/stone patio
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natural stone patio
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don't really like the grass growing inbetween pavers. But, I do like the shape of them. Seems like it would be a pain to cut!
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flagstone w/moss
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Large pavers, great but spaced farther apart
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Back yard.
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Stone on the ground
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Grass between irregular pavers
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right thinks
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like the naturel look
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Stone Pavers
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pavers with rock between
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narrow spaces filled with groundcover -- other comments suggest it is corsican mint?
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groundcover between stones
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In gray for front of window
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Larger and closer together
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grass in the cracks
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Pavers w grass
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Like the minimal green
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April 28, 2013
the low lying ground cover
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glass doors with transom windows, ground cover between patio irregular stones
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April 23, 2013
Looks inexpensive to create and easy to maintain
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April 20, 2013
like pavement
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Natural, Large Stones, Moss
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ground cover
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Green patio
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pavers and grass
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simplicity and organic forms
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Pavers. Easier to lay because of wide cracks?
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March 26, 2013
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flagstone with moss/grass
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Patio paving02
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Green between stones
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moss and flagstone
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flagstone patio
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pavers with moss
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March 11, 2013
Would not do this. Needs to be horizontal for our space
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Green between flagstones
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As pedras aqui estão bem próximas
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February 23, 2013
Flagstone patio with grass and plenty of shade with firepit.
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Ground cover between pavers
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February 20, 2013
i like this too
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more patio pavers
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February 15, 2013
Like this paving
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field stone
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Pavers for driveway
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February 7, 2013
like flagstone for court
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tight pavers
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grass in between flag stone
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February 1, 2013
by house
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Latticeand pavers
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large pavers create space
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Flagstone & grass/moss
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