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New concrete steps flanked by custom steel planters draw visitors to the front entry. Photo by Kingbird.

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merlync wrote:
is deck under arbor concrete? - is there a concrete patio under the arbor, or is it a wooded deck? I would like to use the concrete in that area but I'm concerned about water run-off from the roof onto the concrete.
   Comment   November 29, 2012
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Thank-you so much for that info! Your landscaping really makes all the difference to that house!
November 29, 2012 at 9:17pm   
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Thanks! You're welcome.
December 6, 2012 at 1:31pm   
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ella1234 wrote:
what is the surface on the ground? is it cement? color? thanks
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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Yes, it's just plain concrete, but wet.
October 2, 2012 at 7:23am     
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sherisue wrote:
Planting that looks like a mist. - What are the flowers that look like a cloud in the planting? Thanks
   Comment   August 28, 2012
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The low-growing white flowers are Snow-In-Summer, Cerastium tomentosum. Is that the plant to which you are referring?
September 8, 2012 at 11:02am     
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Exactly the one I was referring to. Thank you. I love the look.
September 9, 2012 at 5:50am   
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lynnagema wrote:
Whats the name of the tall grass
   Comment   July 15, 2012
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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass
July 16, 2012 at 7:16am   
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Frank Organ added this to Shape and Pattern Set Gardens' Tone
Using Simple Geometric ShapesThe type of pattern you use as the basis of your garden plan will depend on its suitability to the site, considering levels, views and the style of the building that the garden will adjoin. The simplest of all shapes in garden design is the square or rectangle, as house walls and boundaries usually suggest a 90-degree pattern. The use of a single type of shape produces a sense of movement. In this design, it moves our eyes through the garden to the front door.

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concrete steps
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pergola and levels
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all purple
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The levels and large level at the bottom.
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LOVE the trellis up next to the side of the front door.
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Pads and separation
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Landscaping adds a lot
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large landings
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cement stain possibility
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platforms. not quite there either.
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Planters boxes
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I don't want it to look like this
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No grass
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Layers from driveway
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colored concrete
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Could just pour one huge concrete pod (slab) in back garden then plant around it?
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Large slap walkways
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great update to a cottage exterior
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Pergola at front entrance.
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I do not like the different colors, even though it ties to the planters not what I want
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A simple change of direction can result in an amazing design detail!
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an idea
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Concrete steps.
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pretty, simples, stunning combo of color and stone
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Pergola and terraced patio
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Like the large pads of cement
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love steps walk
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planter box by front door
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This woulda e a pretty dramatic "hill" for Florida but I like the graded, stepped entry
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Polished concrete
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like th eboxes for plants
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Love the boxes
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In front of the girls window?
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pergola and siding color
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Polished concrete.
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Love the steps
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steps 4
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glossy but nice
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Color of house
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Great conversion from grass to xeric. Metal planters.
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Classic cedar style
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like the tiered concrete
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Sand as pathway
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Like the concrete like that for our decks
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planter boxes
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Wet look concrete
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steps to the garden shed?
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Lavender - does that work in this area?
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like concrete steps
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Concrete entry
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this is close to the set up we would have...
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I like
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Land scape
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The different heights of the planters.
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concrete deck, planters, and Mediterranean plants
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steps to house
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The landscaping makes this little house a stunner
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Nice trellis over front window.
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