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Garden Architecture
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Garden Architecture/Robert Trachtenberg
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Working in collaboration with architect Marshall Schneider and interior designer Jean Larette, our team created a series of outdoor spaces that took full advantage of the sweeping views of vineyards, and ridgelines. All photography by Robert Trachtenberg
1. Plan for the future with properly positioned young trees. Once trees reach groundwater, they can thrive with little to no assistance. And in a mostly “dry” yard, trees provide greenery and shade. Just be sure to consult with knowledgeable staff at a local nursery (or call an arborist)
Work existing mature trees into your design. Have a mature tree on your property? Count yourself lucky. A healthy mature tree can become the focal point of a lawn-free yard. Plan a gravel patio
“Lawn free yard” — melovechocolate
Shirley Bovshow
4 Reviews
Natural California Style Garden by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com
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me what are the tall red plants in the back, and the smaller plants in the front. Love the layering effect. My home is in So Cal. Thanks for your assistants
Hi designmomof2- This photo is about 2 or 3 years into the design.
Good design idea for a path to our fire pit area.
Path design and flower arrangements
Like colors line and design
“Color & rocks” — ahinkleruss
Ross NW Watergardens
7 Reviews
Wood and Stone Steps
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to create winding pathways that make the space walkable. The boulders hold the steps in place and retain the slope at the same time. Check out our design philosophy at http://www.rossnwwatergardens.com/portland-landscaping-blog/ By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.
That I can use my boulders as a side piece and have George assist with steps.
“Skale” — Vasja Rupnik
The Garden Consultants, Inc.
Agave in tapered steel container
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form contrasts with the straight lines of the design.
Designing along the axis. Much classical landscape design makes use of bilateral symmetry, in which shapes
3. Designing along the axis. Much classical landscape design makes use of bilateral symmetry, in which shapes and forms of equal size are placed opposite one another at a point or along an axis. This creates a sense of order and gives the design a feeling of balance. In a large
sculptural quality) whose form contrasts with the straight lines of the design.
Designing along the axis. Much classical landscape design makes use of bilateral symmetry, in which shapes and forms of equal size
3. Designing along the axis. Much classical landscape design makes use of bilateral symmetry, in which shapes and forms of equal size are placed opposite one another at a point or along an axis. This creates a sense of order and gives the design a feeling of balance. In a large
“grass mass” — Frederick + Frederick Architects
Miriam's River House Designs, LLC
Japanese Tea House
Ideabooks2,233
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side. The gravel path contains a Japanese dry river bed and an Inukshuk sculpture, metaphysically designed. The surrounding garden is the inner Roji garden and contains a Roji stepping stone path designed with a metaphysical pattern. pattern. Photo credits:Dan Drobnick
markers with the design requirement that they always resemble figures.
created inukshuk-like markers with the design requirement that they always resemble figures.
inukshuk, a landmark cairn long used by native Arctic peoples. But it does have hoodoo genes: The Inuit also created inukshuk-like markers with the design requirement that they always resemble figures.
inukshuk, a landmark cairn long used by native Arctic peoples. But it does have hoodoo genes: The Inuit also created inukshuk-like markers with the design requirement that they always resemble figures.
“I like this kind of nature...rocks, trees, etc,” — susicrew
Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc.
Peninsula Estate 03 (Design by Suzman Cole Design Associates)
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Peninsula Estate 03 (Design by Suzman Cole Design Associates)
Lacevedo, New House Arts is a custom design studio, specializing in architectural metalwork. http://newhousearts.com/
It looks very similar to the gravel in this photo. The designer says it is locally called "Tuscany" or "black and Tan" or "Nursery Crush" http://www
Formal designs benefit from strong focal points, especially
Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc.SaveEmail Use decorative elements. Statues, urns and planters, and water features are all elements of French garden design. The key is restraint. A simple fixture at the end of a gravel path is all you need as a focal point.
especially if water passes over them. And gritty, sandy materials are the last things you want to track onto your hardwood entryway. One of my favorite design treatments for upgrading crushed rock paths uses enriched thresholds and intersections of stone.
“very practical use of plants” — cindersand
The Garden Design Studio
1 Review
Dallas Residence 1
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Love the design! Where can I find raw CorTen steel in Dallas? Thanks,
will not degrade” “Love the design! Where can I find raw CorTen steel in Dallas? Thanks,” “Corten steel ,planters, offset paver steps, gravel” “Love the many uses and designs f
Love the many uses and designs for CORTEN STEEL (especially if the steel is made from recycled materials).
The Garden Design Studio 1 Review Dallas Residence 1 Ideabooks4,888Questions4 “The walls are actually constructed of Corten steel - any steel plate product will naturally
Let rust bring metal closer to nature. Using rusted metal in garden design is becoming more popular, perhaps because it takes away the clinical look of the material. Rust brings its own hues that are easily associated with gardens and the earth: ochers, reds and browns.The rusted steel used as retaining
“corten steel, poured concrete slabs and planting in between” — jessedots
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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parterre-inspired veggie garden
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
I love the design of the pathways
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates This
I like the creative design.
pathways and design
“Bed layouts” — ombader
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