Jay Sifford Garden Design
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We eliminated one sidewalk step to build a wider grade from which to terrace the top half of the front space. We cut bluestone slabs into "planks" of varying lengths and widths to move the eye outward since the house is a fairly tall structure. The introduction of three solid granite spheres gave us a focal point on the right terrace and satisfied the homeowners' desire to introduce contemporary art into the garden. Granite screenings were added as a substrate and compacted so they do not track and send water towards a french drain system. On this terrace, juniper conferta 'All Gold', a Thundercloud plum and Prague viburnums were added and are "growing through" the substrate to create in essence living art. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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lf22202 wrote:
Where can one get the round stones?
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I bought them locally, at a stone yard in Charlotte called Atlantic Landscape Supply. Depending on where you live, I would first start with your local stone yards.
July 16, 2014 at 10:20am      Thanked by lf22202
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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Plant Your Hardscape for Unexpected Green
Plant directly into your terrace. If your terrace or wide path is constructed of gravel, mulch or crushed stone, consider planting shrubs or trees in it. Doing so will cause the plant to be viewed as a sculptural element. These Golden Pacific shore junipers (Juniperus conferta ‘All Gold’, zones 6 to 9) become a part of a sculptural composition in this garden.A wide variety of shrubs, trees, grasses and perennials may be used this way. Dig a large hole, fill it with good soil, add the planting and cover the hole with a shallow layer of substrate. Be advised that certain substrates can change the pH of the soil. Crushed stone may increase the pH of the soil; mulch may lower it. Choose your plants accordingly.

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Plant directly into your terrace. If your terrace or wide path is constructed of gravel, mulch or crushed stone, consider planting shrubs or trees in it. Doing so will cause the plant to be viewed as a sculptural element. These Golden Pacific shore junipers (Juniperus conferta ‘All Gold’, zones 6 to 9) become a part of a sculptural composition in this garden.
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GRANITE SPHERES We eliminated one sidewalk step to build a wider grade from which to terrace the top half of the front space. We cut bluestone slabs into "planks" of varying lengths and widths to move the eye outward since the house is a fairly tall structure. The introduction of three solid granite spheres gave us a focal point on the right terrace and satisfied the homeowners' desire to introduce contemporary...
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Plants/trees directly in the gravel, make them more structural art pieces
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Plant directly into your terrace. If your terrace or wide path is constructed of gravel, mulch or crushed stone, consider planting shrubs or trees in it. Doing so will cause the plant to be viewed as a sculptural element. These Golden Pacific shore junipers (Juniperus conferta ‘All Gold’, zones 6 to 9) become a part of a sculptural composition in this garden.
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Crushed stone may increase soil pH; mulch may lower it. Choose plants accordingly.
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