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Photo of a small asian courtyard gravel water fountain landscape in Hamilton. — Houzz

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Elizabeth Jurecki wrote:
What kind of material was used for the privacy screen? - Love the design.
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You could perhaps try a sand-blasted glass as a substitute and with regards to the plants perhaps Baby Tears as recently featured on Houzz could be an option for you.
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Ideabook: Baby Tears Mimics Moss for a Green Accent Indoors · See Ideabook
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Bie Chua
Awessome, background, I want to work on my bathroom .tnx
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Carla Oswalt wrote:
love the iron temple on top of rock? Where can I purchase? Thanks.
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could it survive thru the winter on -30 celsius ?
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Unlikely, it is frost hardy - but you're talking seriously cold!
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jcfaur wrote:
Is that a maple tree? - Is that some kind of maple tree in the center, with the red leaves??
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Thank you. I really appreciate your comments
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Bie Chua
I want to incorporate to my patio..
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Kevin Alessandri wrote:
the moss can it handle full sun>
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Hi, thanks for your question. The plant is Scleranthus biflorus, a New Zealand native. It's really happy in full sun, and requires good drainage.
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Heidi Nerud wrote:
What kind of soil did you use and how often do you water it?
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Hi, thanks for your interest. It is just regular topsoil and watering is minimal as the area is exposed to rain. Scleranthus (mossy looking plant) is quite happy to be relatively dry.

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Beatriz Salles wrote:
wich grass is that? tks - grass
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It is Scleranthus biflorus (Sunshine Moss is it's common name) and it is a New Zealand native. Ophiopogon nana (mondo grass) could also work in a semi shaded position, although the green will be a bit darker.
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lindb wrote:
Where did you get the large stones?
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Hi, thanks for your enquiry. The rocks were sourced through a local Tauranga landscape supply company. Most towns and cities will have a landscape supply company that should be able to source other products for you, otherwise try your nearest quarry.
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leaadams wrote:
Outdoors? Climate? Could it be done in indoor courtyard? With moss?
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Although I don't know the conditions, I imagine that this idea would work - but you will still require reasonable light levels. Alternatively, instead of moss you could incorporate the Japanese sand garden style with rocks and water and a perhaps couple of plants
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argueso wrote:
name of plant on top right background - I have one of those plants but I don't know the name, please could you tell me? Thank you.
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Hi, it is Fairy bamboo (Bambusa gracilis) a graceful clump forming thin stemmed bamboo.
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Jenna Baxter wrote:
What kind of moss or ground cover is that? - I have a small atrium and it has really nice filtered skylight, and it is fully indoors... I love this idea!
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Hi, thanks for your question. The mossy plant is Scleranthus biflorus a New Zealand native, I'm not sure which other countries it is available in. It can handle full sun just fine, but doesn't like wet feet. I hope that helps.
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In rock gardens. Rock gardens are unique growing environments, and not all plants will appreciate the arid conditions. In addition to alpine plants, there are some ground covers that flourish in these conditions and can create interesting, low-maintenance and miniature gardens. Knawel cushion (Scleranthus biflorus, zones 9 to 11) is a truly fascinating specimen that will likely become a feature in your rock garden. This slow growing, mound-forming plant provides a dense carpet of green foliage that will slowly creep over the surrounding rocks. Make sure that the soil is well drained, as knawel cushion is prone to rotting with too much water.
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