Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
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Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA beach style landscape

Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA

A small stone patio with fire pit sits next to the water. The stone walkway is carefully used to tie the garden to the residence across the street. This is a unique seaside, low maintenance garden. Drought resistant and salt friendly plantings were used throughout. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark. Photo by Ian Gleadle

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T wrote:
Where is the adirondack chair from? Is it made locally?
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
It was purchased in Camano Island, Washington, and made locally. I'm don't know the company that made it other than that. There are many companies that make a similar chair and also plans on the internet to construct one yourself. Thank you for your interest.
November 4, 2013 at 12:57pm   
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Atlantic Patio Furniture
I love the walkway to the very inviting adirondack seating area. Similar teak adirondack chairs are available. Click on this link for more information
March 26, 2014 at 10:07am   
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Damaris Gonzalez wrote:
The color purple - I love the purple flowers used in this walkway. Can you please tell me what are they called? I plan to make a walkway in my front yard and wanted it to be low maintance and drought resist. I live in Puerto Rico which has a Tropical climate and can become very hot.
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The purple flowers are Red Mother of Thyme, Thymus serphyllum. It is a low maintenance ground cover that is drought resistant, deer resistant and can stand salt water. It grows in most climate zones. Heat is not a problem. Humidity may give you some issues. It doesn't like wet conditions. Thanks for asking.
October 30, 2013 at 11:19am     
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mozellerutledge wrote:
what are the purple flowers
   Comment   July 14, 2012
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The purple flowers are Thymus serphyllum, red mother of thyme.
September 30, 2013 at 8:58am     
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La sinuosidad del pasillo orlado de flores purpuras
October 6, 2013 at 5:57am   
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nellelund wrote:
Is there a stain on the adirondack chair, or is it just weathered? - is there a stain on the adirondack chair, or is it just weathered?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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Hi there, chair is stained with Thompsons Bleaching Stain, It seals, preserves and bleaches the wood to a silver beach wood. It also prevents the soot like mold that is common in this area.
June 18, 2012 at 12:20pm     
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Love it! Thanks for letting me know, I'm going to see if I can find something like that in my area.
June 19, 2012 at 2:11pm   
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Genevieve Schmidt added this to Breeze Into Coastal Landscapes
The weathered wood of this Adirondack chair fits in beautifully with the muted tones of this windswept coastal garden.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
Add the Finishing TouchesAn Adirondack chair is the classic beach accessory, at home on either coast. Weathered gray is the traditional look, but you can also find them in bright colors and easy-care plastics.

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The purple ground cover outlining the gravel path. Also the adirondack chair.
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Deer resistant!!!!
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Line the walkway with pebbles or flagstone or pavers? And then line with flowers?
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sits higher than classic adirondack chair
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플라워 칼라조화.
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