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Timeless Elegance traditional-landscape

Timeless Elegance

Classic Designs often work the best for a traditional style home set on a rural estate in Princeton NJ. For the dinning terrace a bluestone patio was installed with a brick inlayed rug. Plantings beds filled with perennials and flowering shrubs surround the patio and lead you down to the swimming pool. Built at existing grade to meet DEP regulations the swimming pool is the centerpiece of the back yard. The walls were installed with Pennsylvania Fieldstone and the pool patio is Blue/ Grey Sandstone.
The project was collaboration between Harmony Design Group and Ronni Hock Garden & Landscape.
Ronni Hock is also responsible for the photographs.

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November 29, 2012
k w s wrote:
What is this stone? It loooks beautiful!
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Thank you very much for providing advise and detailed descriptions. It's much appreciated and really helpful.
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Not a problem!! Good luck with the project
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Traditional terraced gardens tend to reflect the planting style of the overall garden or style of the house. Mixed plantings of shrubs and perennials generally found in traditional plantings not only provide year-round color and interest, but also soften hard outlines of stonework. The real joy, though, of these raised beds is that the plants are brought up to eye level.This style of planting can be reasonably high maintenance, however, especially with the inclusion of herbaceous perennials that require attention throughout the growing season. For this reason, the retaining walls shown here are low, and the terraced beds are are kept wide in order to carry out maintenance safely.

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Very nice. timeless. low maintenance
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fachada del muro de retención.
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walls for backyard
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