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Inspiration for a small traditional backyard stone formal garden in New York.

A Classic Country White GardenTraditional Landscape, New York

All planting design by Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.

Inspiration for a small traditional backyard stone formal garden in New York. —  Houzz

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itwillcostyou wrote:Mar 28, 2012
What variety of boxwood was used?

deb116 wrote:Apr 1, 2012
  • sharonwagoner
    I was wondering the same thing, what are the white flowers in the planters? Also how long are they in bloom, and do they become just green after the bloom time?
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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    The silver plants are a non-flowering lambs ears Stachys 'Big Ears'. The white flowered bedding plants are a white annual vinca. The tiny white flower in pthe planters is an annual Bocopa which stays flowering all summer .
eralouise wrote:May 8, 2012
  • houssaon
    Once we see the exterior of your home, we'll be able to make better suggestions.

    But I did find some porticos on French style exteriors. This one is a stone (and possibly stucco) front, where the door is recessed all around:
    French Manor House Style Entry · More Info
    It looks to be about 6 inches on the sides and about a foot in the center top.

    This copper roof sloped shed portico with corbles gives a bit more protection and of course you could have one designed that projects even more:
    Eclectic Exterior · More Info

    This is a pergola fronted portic that could be designed to include a roof. The two columns are appropriated for the French design:
    Austin Patterson Disston Architects · More Info
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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    This is an open pergola
kmccarrick wrote:Dec 5, 2012
Hello- would you mind sharing the name of the patio stone using for the flooring on this project?

- Thanks you!

  • markmann28
    If you turn on the floor during a cool fall day can you feel the heat radiating or does the product only work for snow removal.
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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.

    It works the same way as interior heated floors, so yes, if you were barefoot on the patio on a cool fall day you would feel the heat, but you wouldn't feel it radiating if you weren't barefoot.



marchesy wrote:Feb 6, 2013
How do you landscape a hilly and stony backyard?

  • katiehalliday
    Deborah...Do you want to come to Australia and landscape my 2 acre yard???? I live in a farm house painted white with a wrap around veranda....Would love you help!!! :) pretty please
  • Sparky Hilton Head
    I must have this garden!!! What are the small white flowers around the boxwood in the clay urn? Is it white torenia?
dawn233 wrote:Apr 6, 2013
what are the small green hedge type plants? Do they do well in changing seasons like in Saskatchewan, Canada?

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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    These small hedges are Dwarf English Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa and are hardy to zone 5. We are zone 6 where this garden is in central NJ. My guess is that part of Canada is probably a cold hardiness zone of 3-4.and I don't believe there are any boxwood varieties that would survive a winter there even with protection. Wish I had better news for you :( Deborah
  • Bvcx Gtr
    Cotoneasters are a good substitute on the prairies. i have used them with success.
Kathy Heinemann wrote:Oct 3, 2013
What are dimensions of the urn?

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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    Hi Kathy. These were urns the client had so we did not purchase them to know the exact dimensions, but I would say they were approximately 28 " high with approx an 18" opening in the pot.
juleejuju wrote:Nov 22, 2013
Sabrina DeJohn wrote:Jan 5, 2014
are those lamb's ear plants in the landscape?

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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    Yes. The silver plants are Lamb's Ears, Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein' which is a non flowering variety. Other species of Lamb's Ears have long stems of light lavendar flowers that could be considered unruly (I always cut the flower stalks off to tidy things up) so this variety stays neat and compact without the flower stalks. These are perennials so they will come up each year and stay silver the entire growing season. The other white flowering plants are an annual vinca which get switched out with white tulips in the spring and white pansies in the fall.
The Outdoor Room, LLC wrote:Jan 30, 2014
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    Deborah Cerbone Associates, Inc.
    Sorry for the delayed response. I have always been reluctant to use travertine in our area because of the freeze/thaw issue and the obvious pockets and crevices for water to collect and expand. I have not used travertine in our area without being heated so I don't have any first hand advice to give you. A recent older application I saw was in desparate need of power washing because every crevice was filled with dirt wich really cheapened the look of the stone. However, the stone looked like it hadn't weathered well and might fall actually fall apart with a good power washing. I'm sure there are different qualities of travertine from different quarries, but the dirt accumulation is just another issue to consider. Wish I had better advice for you and good luck! Deb Cerbone
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    The Outdoor Room, LLC
    Deb :

    Thank you for your response, I have since been researching and had forgotten about a product by Scluter called Ditra that has good recommendations for exterior installations of tile and stone to be used as an underlayment. I am presently waiting for the field rep to get back to me with his input for our project. I am hopeful that we will have enough information to make an informed decision. I agree that travertine does weather better in an open setting away from leaf litter! Our project is for an outdoor living space that is covered by a new porch roof and with limited overhanging tree limbs! Thanks again for your input! Laura Greloch
rpitrelli26 wrote:Aug 25, 2015
What is cost of pergola?

- How much are pergolas?

chrismarie1 wrote:Feb 2, 2016
What is the boxwood variety that will be maintained for my small gar.

- I have a small parterre garden. Each section is 6x4

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