Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
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Bonifield Residence midcentury landscape
 

Bonifield Residence

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shimee wrote:
Can you please explain how the concrete wall was made? - in particular the finish? I have a bare block wall that I am trying to learn how to render in a polished concrete type effect but cannot find a way to do it. Thanks
   Comment   December 8, 2013
blackwoh wrote:
How did you get this color concrete? - We just did poured in place concrete and it doesn't look this dark. How do we get it this color? Is it painted?
   Comment   November 15, 2013
rougegirl212 wrote:
How thick are these walls? Did you color the cement? Love the look.
   Comment   August 30, 2013
dbabiker wrote:
is this more or less expensive than techno blocks
   Comment   May 2, 2012

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decordemon added this to 7 Out-of-the-Box Retaining Wall Ideas
Poured concrete is simple, sleek and surprisingly sophisticated. Did you ever wonder exactly how this is made? Perhaps you thought a huge truck schlepped each piece over, then champion strongmen unloaded them one at a time? Nope! Poured concrete is all about molds and forms. Usually, plywood forms are set up and secured in place. Then the concrete is poured between the pieces. After it sets and dries, the forms are removed, a craftsman adds some finishing touches with acid stain and/or sealer, and KAZAM! you've got modern retaining walls.
Debra Prinzing added this to Keep Your Garden in Lines
Why use a straight line when you can make it zigzag? I love these stair-step raised planters that create a dynamic edge to this gravel garden. The zigs and zags of the retaining wall are more than functional — they're an important design ingredient. Moreover, this approach creates bonus planting space that a straight retaining wall wouldn't offer.

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color stain of concrete, interesting zigzag layout,
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poured concrete
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Concrete Planters. Clean lines.
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For water fixture
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Concrete raised planters.
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Planters
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Walls color
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March 24, 2014
Like the clean consistent rocks up against concrete
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raised beds
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Raised beds
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maybe use for our glendon yard, change the shape the boundaries with concrete mini walls
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cement work
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Concrete raised bed (most affordable raised bed)
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March 13, 2014
concrete wall effect
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Wall with grasses and lavender
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Raised beds
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concrete knee walls
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Cement walls
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Concrete raised beds
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Decomposed Granite with Concrete Platnters
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Mimic windows
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Landscape
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March 2, 2014
concrete cool w/ the local foliage
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wall finish
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gravel material
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February 27, 2014
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February 27, 2014
Like the colour
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Raised beds
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Concrete Finishes
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February 25, 2014
backyard ret wall place to sit on wall, capture H20
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February 24, 2014
Cool wall
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Siding/terrace
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February 22, 2014
concrete wall
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February 22, 2014
V"ZIGZAG"
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February 20, 2014
Like idea of concrete planters.
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February 17, 2014
love the concrete walls
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February 16, 2014
Garden
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February 16, 2014
Planters
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February 15, 2014
flowerbed
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Stucco color
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February 13, 2014
Color of concrete
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February 12, 2014
concrete walls
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February 12, 2014
Poured concrete is simple, sleek and surprisingly sophisticated. Did you ever wonder exactly how this is made? Perhaps you thought a huge truck schlepped each piece over, then champion strongmen unloaded them one at a time? Nope! Poured concrete is all about molds and forms. Usually, plywood forms are set up and secured in place. Then the concrete is poured between the pieces. After it sets and dries, the forms are removed, a craftsman adds some finishing touches with acid stain and/or sealer, and KAZAM! you've got modern retaining walls.
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February 10, 2014
GREAT IDEA FOR CONCRETE MOULDING
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February 9, 2014
Love the concrete
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February 9, 2014
Smooth wall
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Walls
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Planting
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concete garden ideas
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the landscape plants
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retaining wall
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raised boxes
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walls and aggregate
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retaining wall exposed concrete
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Triangle planters for more access.
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cement, pebbles/gravel, and fluffy grasses/flowers/trees
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retaining walls in cement
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Planters
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sidewalk problem?
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Built up flower beds
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retaining wall option
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Retaining walls
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another backyard thought
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December 30, 2013
walls behind house
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Raised beds
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concrete planters
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December 21, 2013
Poured concrete planters
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December 21, 2013
would look good with bluestone cap?
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December 19, 2013
concrete walls are sweet
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December 18, 2013
Concrete
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December 16, 2013
Raised beds, but should be rounded, more organic and in dry stack
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December 15, 2013
Like the planter walls
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Wall bed
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colored concrete seat walls
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Raised beds
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Rob... ThisThis could work... plants could hang over it..
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like the concrete walls and plants
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December 6, 2013
nice look
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December 6, 2013
concrete planter
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November 30, 2013
Cement planters
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November 30, 2013
Poured concrete is simple, sleek and surprisingly sophisticated. Did you ever wonder exactly how this is made? Perhaps you thought a huge truck schlepped each piece over, then champion strongmen unloaded them one at a time? Nope! Poured concrete is all about molds and forms. Usually, plywood forms are set up and secured in place. Then the concrete is poured between the pieces. After it sets and dries, the forms are removed, a craftsman adds some finishing touches with acid stain and/or sealer, and KAZAM! you've got modern retaining walls.
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November 29, 2013
Like the walls
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November 25, 2013
Grass?????
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November 24, 2013
color of concrete
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November 23, 2013
Planters
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November 17, 2013
?concrete retaining walls
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November 17, 2013
Site retaining walls
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November 17, 2013
back fence
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November 16, 2013
For our retaining wall - in charcoal gray
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November 14, 2013
elevated flowerbed
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November 13, 2013
concrete planters as window well?
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November 12, 2013
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November 11, 2013
acid stained concrete walls
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November 10, 2013
interesting front yard idea
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November 9, 2013
color of concrete wall
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November 9, 2013
Concrete - Lynne likes this look
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November 8, 2013
cement retaining wall
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planters
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November 2, 2013
Garden and wall
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November 2, 2013
Concrete planters
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November 1, 2013
Concrete retaining wLls
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October 31, 2013
This was my second idea for your yard.
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October 31, 2013
like the planters
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October 30, 2013
Concrete and gravel
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October 29, 2013
Concrete landscape
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October 28, 2013
concrete wall and granbite fine
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October 26, 2013
boardform concrete garden boxes
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October 26, 2013
concrete retaining wall
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October 25, 2013
In front of front wall
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October 25, 2013
cement
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October 23, 2013
interesting
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October 23, 2013
retaining wall around patio w cement/make as planter
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October 22, 2013
Wall
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October 20, 2013
jardim
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October 20, 2013
could make with cinder blocks and paint
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October 20, 2013
wall
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October 18, 2013
Raised planters
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October 17, 2013
concrete retaining wall
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October 16, 2013
Concrete planters
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October 16, 2013
inexpensive with grasses
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October 15, 2013
Decomposed granite
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regular concrete
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October 14, 2013
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Hillside
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October 9, 2013
nice
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gravel
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Concrete retaining wall
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October 8, 2013
easy/inexpensive retaining wall - maybe stain the concrete the adelaida stone color
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October 7, 2013
simple retaining wall
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retaining walls
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Planter
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planters
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October 1, 2013
cheap retainer walls
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cement walls
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concrete planters
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raised beds, grasses, gravel
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Landscape
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retaining wall
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Great Rhythm
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landscaping
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Concrete planter boxes
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Front
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dense grasses
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Garden beds
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zeroscape
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Garden
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September 12, 2013
I like the poured in place concrete walls with the DG and the grasses.
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concrete retaining wall
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Modern retaining wall for front yard
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September 11, 2013
Poured in place concrete
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