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Earth, Water & Fire Modern Patio, San Luis Obispo

Landscape by Gardens by Gabriel; Fire Bowl and Water Feature by Wells Concrete Works; Radial bench by TM Lewis Construction
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Example of a mid-sized minimalist backyard concrete patio fountain design in San Luis Obispo with no cover — Houzz

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Mary Neville Art/ Studio 408 wrote:
water bowl and fire bowl - Where did you get the fountain and fire bowls. I live in Ojai so am thinking it maybe somewhere nearby. Thanks
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Merry wrote:
Back Yard Beauty - I love how playful the tall "grassy" plants are! I live in Oregon & am restoring an old koi pond. 1st off what is the name of the grassy plant & is it hardy enough for the freezing temperatures that we see here in Oregon?
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Alison Inge
It's a burning bush! Lol
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janegoddard
Front yard
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Darius wrote:
Seating bench - LOVE this yard design! For the bench, did Maysun Wells also design and build this? What are the dimensions, as it relates to the proportion of the fire pit, if you don't mind me asking? It looks like the key for the gas is built into the bench so I suspect it is manual ignition vs electronic. Can you please confirm? Thank you kindly!
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Gilbert Camarena
Nice work , creatively different.
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diverginny
What kind of wispy small tree is that?
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Vanessa Bres wrote:
what is the name of the palm tree next to the fence?
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While not a true palm, one of the common names is 'Pony tail palm'. The botanical name is Beaucarnea. Very drought tolerant and gets a substantially fat succulent trunk with a large elephant like 'foot' at the base.

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Spencer Stephenson
Definitley a pony tail.
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lms_510 wrote:
Is the grass shown here Prairie Dropseed?
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Its Carex praegracilis, a california and west coast native-
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lms_510
Thanks for the quick answer! It looks like one of our natives here; Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) It's beautiful!
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al_arceneaux wrote:
What color is the fence painted? Thanks
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The fence was stained a dark brown!

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Envirocontrol Systems wrote:
Is that a play on " a burning bush" or is the bush further back from the pit?
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Yes it it! You just missed Moses as he left the scene to lead the Israelites out of Egypt
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Margery wrote:
Beautiful circular design!
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Thank you!
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chuxsy1 wrote:
Seating material? - Love the curved seating design. I'm looking at building on for our backyard..what is the material? Ipe for seat wall and ? Thanks.
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Let grasses dominate the ground plane. This garden uses Carex in a simplified mass to dominate the ground plane. Punctuations of agave add to the artful approach of this planting design. The millstone fountain, fire bowl and seat wall are great architectural features. I imagine this space is home to some great cocktail parties — I'm sure I'll be getting a call any day now. Those who are daring and welcome failure as an exciting opportunity to learn will have great success in the garden. No matter how much I have read about plants and design, nothing has come close to informing me more than trial, error and observation. So do something crazy — like plant a drift of some grasses I didn't even mention in this story — and revel in the excitement of the unknown.More: Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: From Grasslands to Garden
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Modern curves: Curved concrete-and-wood bench and a round concrete fire bowl.Conversely, go for all curves. For an equally contemporary look that feels a bit softer in the landscape, pair a roughly semicircular bench seat with a circular fire bowl. It’s tough to find premade outdoor furniture in curved shapes — if you love this look, it may be worth it to go for a custom-built bench. If you do splurge for custom, consider a design that relates not only to your fire pit but also to other hardscape materials in the backyard. For example, the designer of this custom curved bench in San Luis Obispo, California, lined the inside curve with wood, warming up the look of the concrete and tying it in with the red-brown floor detail.
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