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Garnet Residence modern landscape
 

Garnet Residence

This small tract home backyard was transformed into a lively breathable garden. A new outdoor living room was created, with silver-grey brazilian slate flooring, and a smooth integral pewter colored concrete wall defining and retaining earth around it. A water feature is the backdrop to this outdoor room extending the flooring material (slate) into the vertical plane covering a wall that houses three playful stainless steel spouts that spill water into a large basin. Koi Fish, Gold fish and water plants bring a new mini ecosystem of life, and provide a focal point and meditational environment. The integral colored concrete wall begins at the main water feature and weaves to the south west corner of the yard where water once again emerges out of a 4” stainless steel channel; reinforcing the notion that this garden backs up against a natural spring. The stainless steel channel also provides children with an opportunity to safely play with water by floating toy boats down the channel. At the north eastern end of the integral colored concrete wall, a warm western red cedar bench extends perpendicular out from the water feature on the outside of the slate patio maximizing seating space in the limited size garden. Natural rusting Cor-ten steel fencing adds a layer of interest throughout the garden softening the 6’ high surrounding fencing and helping to carry the users eye from the ground plane up past the fence lines into the horizon; the cor-ten steel also acts as a ribbon, tie-ing the multiple spaces together in this garden. The plant palette uses grasses and rushes to further establish in the subconscious that a natural water source does exist. Planting was performed outside of the wire fence to connect the new landscape to the existing open space; this was successfully done by using perennials and grasses whose foliage matches that of the native hillside, blurring the boundary line of the garden and aesthetically extending the backyard up into the adjacent open space.
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wusie1 wrote:
What is the name of the tree in the planter
   Comment   July 1, 2013
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Hi, it is a Crape Myrtle: Lagerstroemeria indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'
October 1, 2013 at 8:53am   
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megzjohnz8 wrote:
Where did you get the wire for the fencing on the right of this picture?
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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sprattliz
Love it! How can I find out if I can use for a deck iup about 25 ft high n CT? Is it under code? Thanks. Ellie
April 2, 2013 at 5:50pm   
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megzjohnz8
Not sure. You will have to check with your contractor and your city code/ordinances. Good luck!
April 4, 2013 at 9:28am   
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Kaylana Alaysa | Landscape Consultant wrote:
Water Pond and Rill - How does that work? - I notice that the water feature extends as a rill on the bottom left of the picture. Really great idea.
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The large water feature and the smaller rill, are two separate water features. The intent however was to create the feeling of water flowing/moving throughout the site. The large basin has its own pump and filter system. The Rill pours into an underground water basin with its own recirculating pump.
May 5, 2012 at 2:21pm     
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what is the material used for the rill?
May 25, 2013 at 7:07am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The layer of Cor-Ten in this landscape occupies the space between the lower elements and the tall fence. It ties a series of outdoor rooms together.

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