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Kentfield, CA,  Low Maintenance Garden with Fire Pit - Lawn replaced with DG contemporary-landscape
 

Kentfield, CA, Low Maintenance Garden with Fire Pit - Lawn replaced with DG

Designer Eileen Kelly replaced the patchy lawn with decomposed granite, new planting beds filled with low-water plants and a creative cauldron retrofitted into a gas fire pit.
Photo: Eileen Kelly © Dig Your Garden Landscape Design http://www.digyourgarden.com/portfolio/kentfieldreplacedlawn.html
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October 11, 2013
eryndon wrote:
What mix of DG is used that enables plants to grow out of it?
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Hello eryndon, sorry for my delay in responding. We actually planted these carex testacea grasses and other shrubs in amended soil, and the DG was lightly placed around the plantings as a mulch to achieve a unified look.
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April 5, 2013
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Check out Cowboy Cauldron.
   June 1, 2013 at 6:23PM
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That rustic cauldron is amazing looking. Awesome detail!
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March 2, 2013
brendakath wrote:
Where did the iron pot come from?
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Hello brendakath, sorry for my delay in responding. We purchased this iron cauldron from a resource in Napa, CA. The pots are from India, and unfortunately my resource doesn't import them any longer. I wish they did since I've had many, many requests for this pot! Good luck.
   March 12, 2013 at 9:44AM
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We handcraft and cast large cauldrons that historically were better known as Sugar Kettles. They are offered in 45" and 36" diameters and 3/8" thick iron...meant to be passed down to the next generation much like the original kettles. Check us out: www.fireflyfirebowls.com
   November 14, 2013 at 7:14PM
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March 25, 2012
dyannah wrote:
Can you please tell us who makes the chairs?
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Hello aplepre.. actually I only sat in one for a short while, they were ok... my client had selected them. Best bet is to find a store that carries them and try them out for yourself!
   August 31, 2013 at 12:36PM
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Hi, The chairs pictured are 2-slat chairs. At this moment, I believe Loll is only offering 4-slat versions with the exception of the kid's version which is 2-slats. Additionally, they have several variations of the Adirondack Chair.

Take a look at the link below to see all options. Also, all Loll is on sale (15% off) at YLiving for the month of September 2013. This is the best time to buy.
http://www.yliving.com/loll-adirondack-collection.html

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   September 2, 2013 at 11:48AM
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January 18, 2012
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The caldron was purchased at Artefact Design & Salvage, Sonoma, CA. They usually sell one of a kind items. I didn't see any others like this while visiting a couple of weeks ago. A gas line was installed below grade from the house. A plumber made the connection with purchased fittings and installed a standard firepit ring which are available in different sizes and easy to find. I hope that helps! Eileen
   January 29, 2012 at 10:46AM
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thank you! artEEfact? :) that's too funny. where i live we can burn wood in our fire pit, but i thought this particular cauldron was wonderful and just wanted to know more about it. i wonder what it was originally?
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I'm guessing it might be from India or Indonesia... it really does make a statement, it is so unique!
   December 20, 2011 at 8:38AM
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Amy Renea added this to Stepping Up the Scale
The great outdoors is the perfect place to play with scale. A giant firepit really grounds the space and gives the seating arrangement much more impact.
Similar to the previous water feature, this massive fire pit used as a central design element illustrates confident use of scale. Think about those flimsy, imported fire pits that constantly threaten to be knocked over. Instead, the owners of this inviting outdoor space have used an industrial metal salvage piece to create the aboveground fire pit. There's a good understanding of proportion at play here, too. Notice how the space surrounding the fire pit accommodates comfortable Adirondack chairs and a curved retaining wall.

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