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Ann Kearsley Design
Wide granite slabs of entry pathway.
Ideabooks16,429
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4. The Softened Straight Path Straight paths can easily look like a runway, suggesting a fast entry and exit with no reason to linger. To create the illusion of curves, repeat a
Softened straight path purple catmint, dianthus
and pink dianthus (Dianthus sp) have been used in this photograph on alternating sides of the path. As these mounds spill onto the flagstone, the straight lines become partially obscured, while the eye is naturally drawn from one purple haze to the next, all the way to the renovated barn. Who wouldn't
4. The Softened Straight PathStraight paths can easily look like a runway, suggesting a fast entry and exit with no reason to linger. To create the illusion of curves, repeat a key
“The purple flowers or bushes are pretty....if they come back every year.” — beemermc5
dianne
Dianne Muyskens
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blooming bushes and trees. Imagine the difference between the two if you were to run your hand over them. One would feel light and free, the other straight and solid.
What else should you trim on a young tree? Make sure the tree has one central leader branch — if it has two, cut off the one that isn't straight up and down, looks weaker or is coming off the side of the trunk.Remove any crossing branches that are rubbing each other. Rubbing branches peel off
disease.If you're pruning crabapples, go easy. The more you prune these trees, the more ugly water sprouts you'll get (those thin branches that go straight up in the air). My advice is to not make more than a few cuts each year.Read more on winter tree care
“D” — pgailcampbell
Hall Smith Office_Architecture
Woodstock Retreat
Ideabooks1,489
Questions3
t wood­stove, but the only ones I could find were ei­ther too Eu­ro­pean look­ing or pot­bel­lied mod­els straight out of the gen­eral store,” says Smith. “When I found this Shaker-in­spired stove with ta­pered legs, I knew it was the
For years I looked for the perfect woodstove, but the only ones I could find were either too European looking or potbellied models straight out of the general store,” says Smith. “When I found this Shaker-inspired stove with tapered legs, I knew it was the right one.” The woodstove is
“For years I looked for the perfect woodstove, but the only ones I could find were either too European looking or potbellied models straight out of the general store,” says Smith. “When I found this Shaker-inspired stove with tapered legs, I knew it was the right one.”The woodstove is perched on a slab
“clean frames” — EngGarcia Properties LLC
Perello Building Corporation
5 Reviews
Modern Tuscan Estate
Ideabooks8,399
Questions7
our driveway is similar to this, long and straight, thinking hedge to block neighbor and then grass area with trees like this but on other side will be ranch rail and planter?
3. The Long, Straight DrivewayThe challenge: How to prevent this straight driveway from feeling like a runway when the house is not even in sight.The solution: Create an allée of trees to set up
“Potential driveway with gravel” — morrissa
imag_ne design + construction
Landscape - Port Melbourne
Ideabooks17,324
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painted with a waterproof membrane to protect against moisture in such a damp setting. They are fixed with 14g bugle screws. The curve is achieved with straight cut ends and some tapered length cut boards as seen in pic. Substrate is built in segments also.
Rather than fight this instinct, include a running space at or near the edge of your yard and add a clearly designed route to get to it. Make the route straight or softly curving; your dog will probably cut the corner rather than make a 90-degree turn.
Rather than fight this instinct, include a running space at or near the edge of your yard and add a clearly designed route to get to it. Make the route straight or softly curving; your dog will probably cut the corner rather than make a 90-degree turn.
“Path underneath bridge” — elinabern
Contemporary Landscape
Ideabooks4,763
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This narrow side garden has a lot of linear elements. First there's a straight set of steps with vertical side railings that descend to a straight pathway at the base. Then there are the exterior lines of the architecture to the left and the fence to the right. Nice, right? But thank goodness there's
“All of it” — luddenham
Paces Construction Co
5 Reviews
Outdoor Rooms and Spaces
Ideabooks2,542
Questions4
on how long you wish to capture someone’s attention. “For a straight, wide path that leads to a front door or garage,” Ayers says, “I’d offer a single species of flora, like grasses. This way they can enjoy it while walking directly straight through. On the other hand, a meandering path might get a large
“Railing” — kkatds
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
4 Reviews
Bonifield Residence
Ideabooks6,590
Questions4
Why use a straight line when you can make it zigzag? I love these stair-step raised planters that create a dynamic edge to this gravel garden. The zigs and zags of the
the retaining wall are more than functional — they're an important design ingredient. Moreover, this approach creates bonus planting space that a straight retaining wall wouldn't offer.
“concrete wall / landscaping” — annawithgrace
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