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Northfield Residence 2 contemporary-patio

Northfield Residence 2

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August 2, 2013
conneew wrote:
What is the plant with the white flowers below the wall?
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False Spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
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Frank Organ added this to Give Your Small Garden Some Room
Selecting plants to fit the design. Restricting the range of plants can help to strengthen the layout. Small garden design needs discipline in plant selection. Too many varieties will lead to a fussy design that doesn't feel easy on the eye. In this garden the use of a few species allows the plants to blend with the paved areas and walls.
Frank Organ added this to Shape and Pattern Set Gardens' Tone
Bringing Two-dimensional Patterns to LifeRegularity of pattern carries throughout this garden, with even the chaise longues fitting into the scheme. Two-dimensional patterns come alive when a third dimension is brought into play. Box plants within this scheme give definition to the rectangular shapes.
Informal planting doesn't always have to override formal planting in a contemporary garden. The loosely-clipped boxwood balls shown here create a rhythm of planting that echoes the straight lines of the retaining walls and paving. The patches of looser, informal planting break it up somewhat.

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skcalderon added this to sally's landscapes
February 22, 2015
like the open railing, retaining wall not bad, and the black home color
jbastick added this to jbastick's ideas
November 15, 2014
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October 25, 2014
Love this aesthetic
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October 22, 2014
false spirea
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October 6, 2014
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October 5, 2014
Sylvie. Fougère + bouda
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August 14, 2014
Windows and stone
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July 11, 2014
June 11, 2014
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June 4, 2014
bushes, not lawn
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May 11, 2014
Hard scape look
love the varied heights here; guessing this is not really possible in our backyard?
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April 13, 2014
Boxwood and Astilbe
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March 5, 2014
Stone walls
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March 2, 2014
The patio material with short walls holding greenery.
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February 16, 2014
two different patterns in stone
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January 31, 2014
Potential security wall w bushes
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December 8, 2013
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December 7, 2013
Glass patio
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December 3, 2013
perfect patio- colored stone center and contrast edging
Jan Warren added this to jan_warren's Ideas
November 24, 2013
Our garden?
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November 18, 2013
box woods for structure
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October 30, 2013
Patio idea
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October 15, 2013
fuzzy box
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October 13, 2013
retaining wall
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September 20, 2013
tiered porches with lots of green
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September 8, 2013
Maybe use this around the pool, with the wall?
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September 6, 2013
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September 3, 2013
Raised bed with boxwood
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August 19, 2013
outdoor plant idea
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August 16, 2013
i like the balance of of colors between the grey field stone and green/brown bushes and trees. I also like the separate areas created by the multi-level rest areas.
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August 12, 2013
Very similar to what I'm thinking of......
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August 11, 2013
garden MM
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August 7, 2013
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August 7, 2013
garden informal and formal
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August 3, 2013
Nice patio configuration and transistion to lawn
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August 2, 2013
The loosely-clipped boxwood balls shown here create a rhythm of planting that echoes the straight lines of the retaining walls and paving.
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August 2, 2013
mixture of formal/informal, straight lines/ looser planting
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August 1, 2013
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August 1, 2013
Deck and windows
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July 31, 2013
use as reference for a room with big glass windows
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July 31, 2013
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July 31, 2013
retaining walls -- filled with greenery to make a hedge
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July 30, 2013
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July 30, 2013
backyard with different levels
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July 30, 2013
railing; hardscape
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July 30, 2013
See thru modern
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July 30, 2013
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July 29, 2013
Patio ideas above the garage
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July 29, 2013
love the boxwoods in the planters/off the deck?
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
garden porch
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July 29, 2013
cool rail for contemp look
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July 29, 2013
Poolside Patio Glass...
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July 29, 2013
planter box and shrubs
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July 29, 2013
Stone work with plants
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
planter beds
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July 29, 2013
The garden walls with boxwoods and then the loose gardens
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July 29, 2013
chaise lounges
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July 29, 2013
mult-level patio space
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July 29, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Low planting
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July 28, 2013
backyard spaces
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July 28, 2013
loosely clipped boxwoods
vjwinla added this to Outdoor
July 28, 2013
formal planting in a contemporary garden. clipped boxwood/little ollies.
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July 28, 2013
J K added this to Kylpyhuone
July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Garden patio
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July 28, 2013
boxwoods, railing
janebrayton added this to Landscapes
July 28, 2013
Boxwood creates a rhythm
Ingleside Builders, LLC added this to forney42's ideas
July 28, 2013
clean modern lines for this garden.
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July 28, 2013
love the boxwoods
shona254 added this to Patio Ideas
July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Stonework and railing
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July 28, 2013
raised planters
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July 28, 2013
Retaining wall
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July 28, 2013
outdoor space - landscaping
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July 28, 2013
Planters, concrete, deck
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
boxwood planting
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July 28, 2013
black iron railing
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July 28, 2013
line of rounded bushes
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July 28, 2013
pleasing look to a backyard
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July 28, 2013
boxwoods mixed with informal
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
black window trim
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July 28, 2013
cleanliness and yet has rocks, plants etc
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July 28, 2013
the boxwood balls combined with the sumac
idlersrest added this to landscaping
July 28, 2013
we like the facing rock on the concrete wall and the deck rails
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July 28, 2013
contemporary, cedars
shellmorgan added this to Exterior Ideas
July 28, 2013
boxwood and ferns
Resource Art & Design added this to NW Contemporary landscape ideas
July 28, 2013
simplicity, again.
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July 28, 2013
Box hedging
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July 28, 2013
Someday! This is a beautiful contemporary garden, with simple "formal" boxwood as a hardscape. Love the railing & levels.
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July 28, 2013
Openness , simplicity and the railing design
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July 28, 2013
Rock covered walls, mix of formal with informal
shellykim added this to shellykim's ideas
July 28, 2013
the landscape follows the straight lines of the retaining wall followed by areas of looser informal plantings. I like that.
bclee added this to outside
July 28, 2013
formal with casual plantings for back courtyard
weezie59 added this to weezie59's ideas
July 28, 2013
Like rounded boxwoods
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July 28, 2013
Exterior guardrail
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July 28, 2013
Might be good for our lanai
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July 28, 2013
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July 27, 2013
Retaining walls and paving
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July 27, 2013
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July 27, 2013
nice cable railing
krcm added this to deck
July 24, 2013
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July 6, 2013
rmmo added this to Patio Ideas
June 3, 2013
black railing
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May 28, 2013
bushes, not lawn
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May 27, 2013
materials - blue stone, railings - nice and clean
vlerette added this to outside
May 6, 2013
butted up against deck, nice transition
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April 28, 2013
black in the garden
sct2011 added this to Garden
April 28, 2013
raised bed which look elegant
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April 14, 2013
Raised beds
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April 10, 2013
pretty landscaping
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April 1, 2013
Use of planters. Article says limit # of plant species to make gdn more cohesive
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March 31, 2013
railings, small space, minimalist
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March 8, 2013
structure in garden
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December 24, 2012
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December 19, 2012
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November 23, 2012
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November 21, 2012
raised planters
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October 17, 2012
Shape and pattern. A simple idea that works soo well. Note: incorporate small level changes into my design for landscape.
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October 13, 2012
Structure for deck
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October 8, 2012
i like the different planes and the nice, enclosed, cozy feel in a still-groovy appearance
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October 4, 2012
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September 29, 2012
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September 28, 2012
love peaceful
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September 21, 2012
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September 12, 2012
x gandria
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September 10, 2012
row of shrubs
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August 21, 2012
Great mix of levels and edging.
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August 19, 2012
Love the black
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August 18, 2012
Raised bec
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August 8, 2012
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August 2, 2012
Top deck + lower garden area
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August 1, 2012
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August 1, 2012
I find the linear harmony very calming
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July 24, 2012
Wall w/ bush
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July 18, 2012
Shape and Pattern Set Gardens' Tone
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July 18, 2012
whitshat added this to whitshat's ideas
July 18, 2012
Bringing Two-dimensional Patterns to Life Regularity of pattern carries throughout this garden, with even the chaise longues fitting into the scheme. Two-dimensional patterns come alive when a third dimension is brought into play. Box plants within this scheme give definition to the rectangular shapes.
chantia added this to chantia's ideas
July 17, 2012
arbustes avant
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July 17, 2012
clean top
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July 17, 2012
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July 17, 2012
Pretty patio, wood, steel and planting
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July 16, 2012
levels landscape
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July 16, 2012
like the long low lines everywhere
jmbradle added this to Aura or spirit of what Iike
July 16, 2012
I like this. Not sure why. Probably the long, low lines
jeffn added this to garden
July 16, 2012
raised beds, evergreen plants
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July 16, 2012
rock planters with bushes in them
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July 16, 2012
use of materials. boxwood
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July 16, 2012
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July 16, 2012
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July 16, 2012
colour palette stonework paving and plant selection
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level difference
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July 15, 2012
going from masterbedrooo to backyard?
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July 15, 2012
nice deck setting
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handrail design
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Tri level garden
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Stone different levels and steel combo
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July 15, 2012
two-tiered terrace, boxwood definition
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outdoor layout
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hardscape materials
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July 15, 2012
sun room - with stone deck....awesome
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July 15, 2012
Different levels
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July 15, 2012
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July 15, 2012
clean lines backyard
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June 27, 2012
huge windows!
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June 27, 2012
railings, very simple
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June 18, 2012
Black lines of windows and rails provide a strong yet understated unifying element.
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