Glenna Partridge Garden Design
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Rooftop Terrace

This rooftop terrace has a zinc table with a beautiful view of the Vancouver city skyline. A shallow zinc container sits on top of the table and is filled with sun loving echeverias. Decorative blue glass picks up the blue tones of the plants and creates a sparkle to the planting. Small votives are added to provide a soft candlelight glow at night.

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April 21, 2012
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Glenna,
Yesterday was my first time on the Houzz website; it is fascinating to see the creativity and ideas everyone has. Yours are some of my favorites.
Thank you for responding to my question so quickly, and for the website suggestions to purchase the glass rocks. I am sure they will be very helpful
I live in Florida, so my succulents flourish and I am excited to try some of your ideas using the glass!
Again, my thanks.
Wanda
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Wanda,

I'm happy that I could help you out with your question and make your first experience on Houzz a good one! If you have anymore questions about my work feel free to send me a message.

Glenna
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This is a close-up of the zinc bar tabletop in the second photo above; the table seats two when pushed against the railing and four when pulled out. It's a great place to start the day with coffee and end it with wine and apples, Partridge says. From here you can watch the annual Celebration of Light, Vancouver's international fireworks competition."I kept the planting to a minimum on the bar table by selecting echeverias to mimic the blue tone of the sky and skyline and then added the blue glass mulch to mimic the glass of the buildings and give the planting a bit of sparkle," Partridge says. She used teal and blue stones, also purchased at Southlands Nursery. If you're looking for glass stones, she recommends checking with local florists or landscape companies that sell landscape stone and gravel.

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