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Back Bay Retreat beach-style-landscape
 

Back Bay Retreat

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August 19, 2013
Sarah Walters wrote:
what kind of ledgestone is that?
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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to For Garden Drama, Consider the Lowly Boulder
Use a boulder as punctuation. Much like punctuation is employed to end a thought or to create a pause between related thoughts, there are instances when a garden needs the same. In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden. If you have a problem area in your garden that lacks cohesive flow, consider employing a boulder as a transition point or as a place where the eye can rest.

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Anwar Dominguez Villanueva added this to webuser_180068's ideas
December 6, 2014
nice idea
courtmac1 added this to outdoors
December 3, 2014
Use a boulder as punctuation. Much like punctuation is employed to end a thought or to create a pause between related thoughts, there are instances when a garden needs the same. In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden. If you have a problem area in your garden that lacks cohesive flow, consider employing a boulder as a transition point or as a place where the eye can rest.
leighloo70 added this to leighloo70's Ideas
November 28, 2014
Wall
Maria Baudrand added this to maria_baudrand's ideas
November 24, 2014
Retaining wall
Horgan Design Build added this to Peelle
November 5, 2014
Plantings
jollytwigs added this to jollytwigs's ideas
November 3, 2014
Grow rosemary, thyme, sweet William and moss in between flagstones.
fatstix added this to fatstix's Ideas
November 1, 2014
Desert
ccfortin added this to ccfortin's ideas
October 26, 2014
natural love
bonniejmw added this to Planting Styles
October 15, 2014
Great ... but maybe a touch too too
victome added this to Landscaping
October 4, 2014
Rock seating and border.
Zien on Main added this to jczien's ideas
October 4, 2014
Combination of materials
satisha added this to satisha's Ideas
October 2, 2014
Garden
Stevie Drenkhahn added this to stevie_drenkhahn's Ideas
October 1, 2014
Succ
sept9906 added this to sept9906's ideas
September 30, 2014
Look at the dark pebbles in the grout
dorischang added this to dorischang's Ideas
September 29, 2014
back yard
dmgoodman66 added this to Saddlebrook landscape ideas
September 28, 2014
Incorporate boulders and stonework
pollyhlp added this to Landscape Ideas
September 28, 2014
Like the colors and use of the rocks.
suestefko added this to Landscape Ideas
September 28, 2014
In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden.
trailblazersalex added this to trailblazersalex's ideas
September 28, 2014
paver and rock design
Helen Koziol added this to exterior
September 27, 2014
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture SaveEmail Use a boulder as punctuation. Much like punctuation is employed to end a thought or to create a pause between related thoughts, there are instances when a garden needs the same. In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden. If you have a problem area in your garden that lacks cohesive flow, consider employing a boulder as a transition point or as a place where the eye can rest.
chodosh1 added this to stone retaining walls for new bed
September 27, 2014
okay
Sarah Connell added this to Landscaping
September 27, 2014
Random succulent
mgneedwards added this to Outside
September 26, 2014
Super cool succulent in wall
ohbette added this to landscape
September 26, 2014
Succulent
etrain added this to etrain's ideas
September 25, 2014
Fire pit
nesferns added this to Tilari
September 25, 2014
low wall with detail
lemena added this to Landscape Ideas
September 25, 2014
rock bench
kris964680 added this to kris964680's ideas
September 25, 2014
cactus rose
martintsi added this to benton basement
September 25, 2014
boulder
mavelez99 added this to mavelez99's Ideas
September 25, 2014
Jardin
debmatties added this to Porch and Patio Ideas
September 25, 2014
Rock at end of stone fence
esasnewspace added this to yard
September 24, 2014
Low wall to frame the walk to the front porch and to match the wall at the front corner.
4sats added this to beachhouse garden
September 24, 2014
Use a boulder as punctuation. Much like punctuation is employed to end a thought or to create a pause between related thoughts, there are instances when a garden needs the same. In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden.
lshoemaker0526 added this to lshoemaker0526's Ideas
September 24, 2014
Love the air plants growing from the fence.
yoshi415 added this to yoshi415's ideas
September 24, 2014
Boulders
Tim Keighley added this to Keighley Outdoor Living
September 24, 2014
Bolder in wall
vanessagoodwyn added this to yard
September 24, 2014
placement at end of retaining wall
kmarty55 added this to Backyards
September 24, 2014
boulder with bench and imbedded succulent
jponyshko added this to jponyshko's ideas
September 24, 2014
combining boulder w stone wall
tomobrien added this to tomobrien's ideas
September 24, 2014
Use a boulder as punctuation. Much like punctuation is employed to end a thought or to create a pause between related thoughts, there are instances when a garden needs the same. In the area here the designer used a boulder to ease the transition between the end of the seating bench and the rest of the garden.
Jeff Dean added this to jeff_dean6414799's Ideas
September 24, 2014
End of shelf defines edge
reese2008 added this to reese2008's Ideas
September 24, 2014
Idea
Bethany McDonnell added this to Bluhm Residence
September 23, 2014
Succulents planted in dry stacked wall
ihaveafarm2 added this to ihaveafarm2's Ideas
September 17, 2014
flot slate on top
pauawolfe added this to yard
September 16, 2014
THIS is the seat wall !!!
gardennirvana added this to Landscape Ideas
September 16, 2014
Margie small retainer view
chantal interiors added this to 1chantal1's ideas
September 8, 2014
chic and hen in wall....pebbles in rock
izzy11798 added this to backyard
September 8, 2014
Retaining wall with plants
amycherico added this to garden/outdoors
September 7, 2014
Succulent placed on wall
cald5377 added this to cald5377's ideas
September 5, 2014
succulent
marjorystewart added this to entrance garden
August 21, 2014
Between walk and lawn. Bench to sit on at bottom across from steps.
llakelb added this to Landscape
August 9, 2014
so cool
suzymatt1 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 29, 2014
cool
Artful Expression added this to aebusiness's ideas
July 13, 2014
rock wall
Charla Kaul added this to Gu
July 11, 2014
rock seatwall
risamarie added this to Exterior Ideas
July 10, 2014
succulent growing out of flagstone wall
haven_j added this to outdoors
July 9, 2014
The succulent is growing put of the stone. I love that.
hbartunek added this to back yard lawn area
July 6, 2014
stone bench
bethstenger added this to flagstone patio
June 24, 2014
wall
fixher03 added this to Landscape Ideas
June 22, 2014
love the idea! and love the colors of the stone!
The Foxy Garden added this to garden seating walls
June 4, 2014
This is an excellent example of the informal and invitng garden wall we are looking for. Looks dry stacked, but comfortably sound. The adjacent boulder is also an excellent example of the look we want.
pratimafree added this to garden wall
May 20, 2014
color
Kate Hewitt added this to Kate Hewitt's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Growing out of the soil between the stones.
Laura McIntosh added this to landscaping ideas
May 11, 2014
Stone step
vandenherik added this to Backyard
May 11, 2014
Stone wall with succulent
Sarah Wolfswinkel added this to Landscape Ideas
May 9, 2014
Hen and Chicks
charlesdjoe added this to patio and cover
May 7, 2014
rock to finish end of seat wall
cdmjones added this to yard
May 3, 2014
gravel with flagstone
johncrow added this to Examples of Concrete Block at BC JG 10/11
April 26, 2014
Pic shows facia over concrete block base? Also, idea of end rocks for bench is a good one as well. JG 4/14
jhoese added this to Landscape Ideas
April 20, 2014
Wall cap
mat311 added this to mat311's ideas
April 19, 2014
for cement wall holes
mickeyhunt added this to mickeyhunt's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Landscape
heatherparks added this to heatherparks's ideas
April 13, 2014
Front yard
cuervo2398 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 13, 2014
rock seat wall
jescapes added this to Retaining wall
April 13, 2014
Boulder as part of wall
gosia1975 added this to gosia1975's Ideas
April 12, 2014
Planter
emilyphillips100 added this to emilyphillips100's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Love the stone
dcoffel added this to Patios, Decks & Landscape Ideas
April 9, 2014
Retaining wall with plants coming thru
michaelmc2 added this to pgd_stone retaining wall
April 3, 2014
dry stack stone wall for retaining slope
Sheri Kowalke added this to sheri_kowalke's ideas
March 31, 2014
plants in wall
beckystapleton added this to Landscape Ideas
March 26, 2014
Wall. Use as seating
mgernaat added this to garden/landscaping
March 26, 2014
stone bench
pjrocks added this to retaining wall
March 25, 2014
cool look maybe out front at somepoint
Lauren Varner added this to backyard
March 22, 2014
Smooth black gravel in between sandstone pavers
apeterson825 added this to Back patio
March 17, 2014
Stone retaining knee wall, Maybe terraced (2 or 3 tiers)
britluth added this to Outdoor
March 15, 2014
love
Scott Menzel Landscape Architect added this to Cleland
March 11, 2014
succulents in cracks and crevices
nesi12345 added this to nesi12345's Ideas
March 8, 2014
Banco
hkoftroy added this to backyard
March 1, 2014
River rock between large flagstone pieces
janecrue added this to janecrue's ideas
February 21, 2014
stacked stone
Karen Gottlund added this to LACHEL
February 19, 2014
LIKE IDEA OF SUCCULENTS IN THE WALL CRACKS
lisavanderlinde added this to chandelier
February 3, 2014
patio
smelkonian added this to dry landscape
January 31, 2014
ground cover, wall, succulent
angejoe added this to angejoe's ideas
January 23, 2014
succulent in rocks
James McGarry added this to Echo Park Outdoor Living Area
January 13, 2014
stack stone, boulders
kooldog added this to kooldog's Ideas
December 22, 2013
Stone
benclaes added this to Exterior Ret. Walls
December 4, 2013
plant in wall
nrstevens added this to outdoor
November 30, 2013
Cool succulent in bench-beautiful
bchuba added this to bchuba's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Plants from retaining wall
Tieshiea Wolf added this to tieshiea_wolf's Ideas
October 30, 2013
plant horizon
penelopedawson added this to penelopedawson's ideas
October 30, 2013
sempervivum and wall
Shirley added this to Garden
October 22, 2013
I love the succulent spot! :)
Moire Bridges added this to down stairs BR
September 29, 2013
Chick
avalight added this to Landscape Ideas
September 28, 2013
Curious if the Mr. would go for this idea on the fireplace?
ginnydameron added this to drycreekbed2013
September 8, 2013
river rock surround and plants in wall
hctzblue added this to hctzblue's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Plants
kravies added this to kravies's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Wall
sjtorres1 added this to sjtorres1's ideas
August 10, 2013
Large rock incorporated into wall.
csmercedes added this to csmercedes's Ideas
August 3, 2013
Little rocks
crash added this to landscape
July 29, 2013
i like the river rock between the flagstone pavers
Anasuya Strasner added this to Driveway and Entrance
July 24, 2013
landscaping with rocks/cactus
blancas87 added this to blancas87's ideas
July 20, 2013
backyard
Haute Botanics added this to Angie's Garden
July 9, 2013
linear stone wall with boulder
Maro Espires Martin added this to Landscape Ideas
July 3, 2013
bromelia na vertical
arborowl added this to fireplaces
July 1, 2013
Planting
susancotterill added this to Garden
June 30, 2013
Stone wall
malahoo added this to malahoo's Ideas
June 26, 2013
Wall in back?
ratonlo added this to putside
June 23, 2013
Landscape rocks
wmay121 added this to Firepit
June 17, 2013
Plant in the wall
ravshine added this to ravshine's ideas
June 14, 2013
Plant in rock
lsg470 added this to lsg470's Ideas
June 13, 2013
Wall
Mohammad Prince added this to mohammad_prince's ideas
June 4, 2013
1
isler10 added this to isler10's Ideas
May 20, 2013
Cactus
cdfkd added this to Landscape Ideas
May 20, 2013
succulents in rock wall
linxmom added this to linxmom's Ideas
May 8, 2013
Hens in the wall!
kmirage added this to kmirage's ideas
May 1, 2013
rock
renge added this to Patio
May 1, 2013
Wall
andysprague added this to andysprague's ideas
April 27, 2013
Flat stones in low dry stack wall
twinkelberry added this to The Yard
April 23, 2013
Plant in stone wall
bdoane added this to bdoane's ideas
April 21, 2013
Sedums between rocks
dopeeone added this to dopeeone's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Pretty
Lara Harlan added this to lara_harlan's Ideas
March 25, 2013
Plant
apples03 added this to landscape
March 22, 2013
Wall
darmom added this to jen's ideas
March 20, 2013
rock wall
colinsae added this to colinsae's Favorites
March 18, 2013
Back wall
sallen3350 added this to sallen3350's Ideas
March 13, 2013
Stones
reggway added this to reggway's Ideas
March 1, 2013
What is this plant?
zthomeczek added this to zthomeczek's Ideas
February 16, 2013
Love this idea
Suzi Strong added this to Landscape
February 11, 2013
succulant on the rock
skpala added this to skpala's Ideas
February 9, 2013
Succulent in rock wall
lolowitz added this to Front door Zen garden
January 25, 2013
Add two boulders on with side of bench made from lava bricks
lulubel211 added this to lulubel211's ideas
January 23, 2013
Succulents in a rock wall
lilpappy added this to lilpappy's ideas
January 23, 2013
wall
Angel Cankov added this to angel_cankov's Ideas
January 21, 2013
I
Heather Pufky added this to heather_pufky's Ideas
January 19, 2013
Love
jdewb added this to Saxon back yard
December 25, 2012
Plant in seat wall.
egandara added this to Backyard Landscaping
December 21, 2012
Flagstone plantings
cindyslangston added this to outdoors
December 11, 2012
Fences
SP Gardens - Susanna Pagan Landscape Design added this to Huettinger Residence
December 10, 2012
Tuck small rosette succulents like this in between stone veneer cracks, to add interest on seat wall
bonitabarb added this to bonitabarb's ideas
December 7, 2012
Looks like recycled concrete that has been colored with Ironite.
jjehrenreich added this to jjehrenreich's ideas
December 4, 2012
type of stone
nursey665 added this to nursey665's Favorites
November 18, 2012
Love the one with nature bench
anneludlow added this to Anne Ludlow's ideas
November 18, 2012
Interesting planting.
molly178 added this to molly178's Favorites
November 12, 2012
Wall
Shawn Bailey added this to Bailey3880's ideas
November 5, 2012
Plant in stone
nnnacks added this to landscape ideas
October 20, 2012
sedum in wall
nbdmum added this to nbdmum's Ideas
October 2, 2012
Love these
acapulcomike added this to acapulcomike's Ideas
September 28, 2012
Wall
savantpi added this to landscape
September 24, 2012
wall
Ryan Hodgin added this to backyard
September 23, 2012
Use of plants in rock wall gap
candicehooper added this to candicehooper's ideas
September 22, 2012
seats 4 fire pit/pizza oven
duckhuntergal added this to duckhuntergal's ideas
August 21, 2012
Stone and succulant
chocodots added this to outdoor
August 12, 2012
Plantings
hollymblock added this to Cantilevered Front Steps
August 12, 2012
Use of boulder at end of bench...also succulants
domstudio added this to Dom pod topolami
August 12, 2012
Ogrod
geira added this to geira's ideas
July 31, 2012
wall plant
joriharris added this to joriharris's Ideas
July 3, 2012
Stone wall
tbonzjonz added this to landscaping
July 3, 2012
Retaining wall
b153026 added this to Patio
July 2, 2012
Flagstone Wall
nzanza added this to landscape-stones 1
July 1, 2012
Knee Wall covered in flagstone. pea stone between walk
markstjohn added this to Backyard
June 27, 2012
growing out of rock
tryeratryer added this to garden ideas
June 26, 2012
cute
hollymblock added this to Landscape Ideas
June 13, 2012
Plantings to soften a wall??
mperinne added this to Outdoors
May 30, 2012
Succulent in wall
belindaphillips added this to belindaphillips's Favorites
May 23, 2012
Plant
mjjohnson23 added this to mjjohnson23's Favorites
April 24, 2012
Plant
ashleyhuizar added this to ashleyhuizar's Favorites
April 3, 2012
Succulents in wall
garnetgarden added this to garnetgarden's ideas
March 26, 2012
succulent growing in wall
txchx added this to txchx's Favorites
March 20, 2012
Succulent. Stones.
loloncali added this to loloncali's Favorites
March 20, 2012
Succulent
jayenpatel added this to jayenpatel's ideas
March 10, 2012
Planter in wall
randy2010 added this to randy2010's Favorites
March 10, 2012
Wall
Shaw Coates added this to Rancho Santa Fe Exterior ideas
February 21, 2012
close up gravel flagstone
joolka added this to joolkad favorite
January 20, 2012
Patinka
jwessling added this to jwessling's Favorites
January 3, 2012
I can use this
marsa added this to marsa's Favorites
December 4, 2011
Bench
expat added this to yard
November 20, 2011
would love seating like this somewhere in the yard
callevista added this to callevista's Favorites
November 1, 2011
Seating wall
Nina Raimann added this to nraimann's Favorites
October 12, 2011
Detail
sunvalleygirl added this to Ranch house
September 5, 2011
Pea gravel
mleahy added this to patio/backyard space
September 2, 2011
Wall with succulent
dublynne added this to dublynne's Favorites
September 2, 2011
Hen and chick
Caroline Dooley, Architect added this to smith
August 10, 2011
Flag wall with succulents
muffett1961 added this to muffett1961's Favorites
August 9, 2011
Wall art
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