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This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard stone landscaping in DC Metro.

An Arlington ResidenceTraditional Landscape, DC Metro

The garden that we created unifies the property by knitting together five different garden areas into an elegant landscape surrounding the house. Different garden rooms, each with their own character and “mood”, offer places to sit or wander through to enjoy the property. The result is that in a small space you have several different garden experiences all while understanding the context of the larger garden plan.

This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard stone landscaping in DC Metro. —  Houzz

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vancarlson wrote:Mar 31, 2013
can you tell me the name of the multi-trunked tree behind the hedge?

    Susan T wrote:Apr 10, 2013
    Elaine M. Johnson wrote:Apr 17, 2013
    Also interested in knowing the multi stemmed tree behind the hedge. Is it a stewartia or crepe myrtle or?

    48new wrote:Apr 21, 2013
    Love the patio stone. Would you kindly let us know the material?

      marnurse64 wrote:May 23, 2013
        Carrie wrote:Aug 20, 2013
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          Scott Brinitzer Design Associates
          It is Acuba Japonica 'Sulfur' (variegated plant) & the other plant is Loropetalum chinense 'Suzanne'. In zone 7B they have lived in these pots for years. Loropetalum is marginally hardy here, so if we have a very cold winter, I may experience some die back.
        winstoncletus wrote:Jan 15, 2014
        who is the furniture manufacturer?

        • ckcrane
          Knoll, Inc.
          www.knoll.com
        stacisr wrote:Feb 20, 2015
        What kind of stone is that?

        amylina wrote:Apr 11, 2015
        Is the bluestone true blue or varied in color with the tans etc?

        • John
          Are the stones natural cleft or thermal? Which stone store in DC area did you buy from?
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          Scott Brinitzer Design Associates

          The stone is natural cleft which is preferable for laying on stone dust like in this case. We purchase stone at contractor yards and got this material from Tri-State Stone in Bethesda. Any local vendor in our are will carry this type of bluestone. Good luck with your project!


        mailforwhit wrote:Apr 23, 2015
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          Scott Brinitzer Design Associates

          It is an evergreen Privet called Ligustrum japonicum. It only grows in our zone 7 because it is protected. Best to use this plant in warmer zones.
          Good luck!


        • mailforwhit

          Thank you for your quick response!

        ginahoefle wrote:Jan 17, 2016
        If the stone is not set in mortar how does it stay level?

        • motherofdog
          I didn't build it but, they most likely have a sand base. It is amazing how well rocks and pavers seat in over time.
        • PRO
          Scott Brinitzer Design Associates

          The base has to be well constructed by the mason. A layer of stone dust is tamped and leveled before the stones are laid. Stone selection and precision is critical for the patio to look so perfect and last so long. We only use experienced masons on our jobs and their craftsmanship is amazing.

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