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Novato contemporary garden

Contemporary garden with metal containers and umbrellas

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August 3, 2014
linorlevav wrote:
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We used a product called Pottery Trainer that no longer exists. These were flanges that attached to the bottom of the pot/container that had two holes...one for the drip line and the other for a drain line. The drain line exited out onto the planting area to keep the pavement from getting wet and funky.
    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 5:24PM
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beautiful work and nice person to work with
    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 10:33AM
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May 28, 2014
joannefindley wrote:
Did you fill the entire planter box with soil?
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Sorry I did not see your message. Yes the entire planter is filled with soil. Bottom of planter has gravel and filter fabric to facilitate drainage.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2014 at 9:03AM
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March 21, 2014
Dancing Leaf designs wrote:
who makes these large umbrellas?
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Sorry I missed your message. Umbrellas are by Shadescapes. USA
    Bookmark   December 30, 2014 at 9:02AM
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August 22, 2013
lonirush wrote:
sizes and material?
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Various sizes. They are powder coated aluminum from Ore Containers
    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 9:22PM
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April 12, 2011
laraanddavid wrote:
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Ore Containers out of Utah, you can find them online

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 3:38PM
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Thank you so much!!!!!
    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 4:59PM
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MetalMetal containers are modern looking and can give an industrial edge. The sleek metal cubes in this photo create definition in the outdoor space.
8. Take a cue from cafés. Carve out a defined patio space within a larger yard with extra-large planters around the border. Fill the planters flanking the entrance with trees and finish the look with a few strategically placed umbrellas.

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ore inc planter boxes
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January 25, 2015
Think of boarder planters by the kids pool - tryout the repurposed satelite dish idea instead of umbrella
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January 15, 2015
SLC company manufactures these containers
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December 29, 2014
Carve out a defined patio space within a larger yard with extra-large planters around the border. Fill the planters flanking the entrance with trees and finish the look with a few strategically placed umbrellas.
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December 9, 2014
Alluya model
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November 30, 2014
How to use it. As an upright shrub, ‘Grace’ can be as a focal plant, border plant, or mixed in a bed. The structured yet open form of the shrub paired with its distinct foliage works nicely with other plants with cooler colors. “It pairs well with grasses, hostas, and perennial flowers,” says Port. In the landscape above, I love how ‘Grace’ comes off as a subtle accent in the landscape as well as a showstopping focal point along the staircase. Note how well the color and texture work with the other vegetation and concrete entry wall. It's an excellent choice for modern-architecture lovers still looking for a loose and inviting landscape.
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cement layout and size
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October 22, 2014
small olive trees in planter containers
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October 21, 2014
the planters
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October 14, 2014
Like the how the containers make a private area
Sara Hammarlund added this to Patio ideas
October 7, 2014
nice planters
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October 5, 2014
Planters by Ore Containers out of Utah; also have good looking firepits
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October 3, 2014
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privacy, shade, plants
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September 19, 2014
Instead of garden wall
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September 17, 2014
coffee shop
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August 29, 2014
Patio planters
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August 26, 2014
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August 25, 2014
Very clean look. Plant material needs to be simple as well.
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Macetas en madera
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July 31, 2014
by the kitchen side. good place for the "storage" box too
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July 30, 2014
Copper planters
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July 27, 2014
Olive tree
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i love the huge pots for my patio area
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Cube planters
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ore containers
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July 6, 2014
wall planters as alternative to Mason wall
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different high planters
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Pottery + olive tree
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Cube Planters, define space between brick & concrete
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Planter boxes
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Modern olive tree look
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ore containers -- use as railing for front porch
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tiled with large grey concrete planters as blockers. cafe idea
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June 6, 2014
terasa caffe
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June 5, 2014
not the style but the idea of planters as a "wall" for outside the front door; also see Mecox gardens for planters
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Front planter
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June 4, 2014
Cool planters - can make out of Mobusa material
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May 28, 2014
Industrial planters
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May 27, 2014
metal, square
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May 26, 2014
These planters can be purchased instead of custom made of Corten. Available in three sizes square, and three sizes rectangular. Use a row of these along the drop-off edges in place of safety railing (Probably need 48" safety glass to meet code anyway...). Make them 2-3 ft high, and they don't all have to be the exact same height or size. Run a drip irrigation hose through them end-end fashion, and remember to also have a water faucet. (Can't use Cor-Ten due to beach being too humid and salty).
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May 26, 2014
Planters for along back edge of pool (ocean/yard side). Available in three sizes square, and three rectangular.
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May 26, 2014
Like a cafe, but at home: large border pots and separate entrance pots with trees. Add umbrellas and voila, it's a cafe
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May 25, 2014
cafe look
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Cube planters
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Planter boxes
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Planters for pool deck, seating & dining
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2 umbrellas to create coziness and privacy
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Stainless for the planters
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plantar box
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Planters by ore inc.
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Like the planters
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metal planters
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Métal pot
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giant planter
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April 8, 2014
for front
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use of large planters, Novato
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Boxes of plants
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March 30, 2014
Good use of planter boxes
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Big planters
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March 22, 2014
planter shapes/ lines, but not necessarily the finish. Too smooth/artificial looking.
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March 15, 2014
Use of umbrellas. We have two oversized ones
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Cube planter box
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Shade for raised beds.
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? Deck Planters
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like how planters divide driveway
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Brass planter concept
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February 24, 2014
powder coated aluminum planters from Ore containers online
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Pot fleurs
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idea; use planters to enclose patio
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Flower cases
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Olive trees?
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bronze planters
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Using planters as barriers to patio instead of fence
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Large metal planters
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less expensive way to define area. with drip
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January 25, 2014
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January 24, 2014
Nice planters
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January 22, 2014
clean lines
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January 22, 2014
creating a boarder with pots
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January 20, 2014
Space definition
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January 12, 2014
metal containers
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December 25, 2013
nice purch
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December 25, 2013
privacy planting
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raised bed
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December 21, 2013
outdoor patio
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November 23, 2013
sturdy pots are like a barrier
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November 19, 2013
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containers, concrete
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planters instead of fencing
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November 15, 2013
Cafe Style Garden Patio Using Modern Containers
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like the planter style
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big planters
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the planters
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The planters and garden design
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planter to achieve courtyard effect?
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Planter boxes
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October 26, 2013
They are powder coated aluminum from Ore Containers
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October 25, 2013
Love the color of the concrete and idea of standing planters
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October 21, 2013
like the planters w/trees..
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October 12, 2013
Like big square pavers
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Planters on casters instead of walls
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Planter company
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metal planter
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coffee shop outside
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September 19, 2013
square boxes as walls
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Great idea with planters & umbrellla
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September 14, 2013
Love the pots
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big planter
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ore containers
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Like the raised beds or pots.
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Put on outside of our rooftop deck walls
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August 31, 2013
Great umbrellas for shade and privacy
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planter box hiding umbrella stand
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Planter's as barriers
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Use umbrellas
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Soundcrafter planters?
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Cube planters
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Take a cue from cafés. Carve out a defined patio space within a larger yard with extra-large planters around the border. Fill the planters flanking the entrance with trees and finish the look with a few strategically placed umbrellas.
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creating specific areas in garden
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Julie and chris patio
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Cube planter
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Like the planters
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Amazing Containers in Metal
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deck privacy
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Giant planters can serve as vegetable or spice planters
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Side of driveway
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Planters as a fence
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Using planters to define space on patio
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Creating zones
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use as a divider
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July 14, 2013
This could work
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Border around patio with extra large planters
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Planters as walls
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create isolated spaces with planters
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green privacy planters. Trees?
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outside cafe
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planter boxes
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metal containers and umbrellas
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planters and umbrellas to define patio space
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Lovely planter and colours
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