Earth, Water & FireModern Patio, San Luis Obispo

Landscape by Gardens by Gabriel; Fire Bowl and Water Feature by Wells Concrete Works; Radial bench by TM Lewis Construction

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:Apr 8, 2013
Vanessa Bres wrote:Mar 26, 2016
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    Gardens by Gabriel, Inc.

    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.

  • Spencer Stephenson
    Definitley a pony tail.
lms_510 wrote:May 5, 2014
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    Its Carex praegracilis, a california and west coast native-
  • lms_510
    Thanks for the quick answer! It looks like one of our natives here; Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) It's beautiful!
al_arceneaux wrote:Jul 24, 2015
Envirocontrol Systems wrote:Apr 22, 2013
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    Yes it it! You just missed Moses as he left the scene to lead the Israelites out of Egypt
Margery wrote:Aug 1, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lauren Dunec Design added this to Outdoor Rooms: Take a Seat by the Fire PitMay 26, 2017

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.

Falon Land Studio LLC added this to How to Find and Hire a Great Landscape ContractorJan 12, 2015

Review the subcontractors. As a generalist, the landscape contractor relies on specialty artisans and workers to do custom work or build components with special materials and techniques. Along with knowing who will supervise the work, you will want to know who is responsible for specialty and artisan work, so that you can make sure those people are qualified. Ask for detailed information about the subcontractor’s qualifications, using similar questions to those you asked the landscape contractor. The contractor hires subcontractors directly and typically has a roster of skilled people for special work. Common subcontracted work includes irrigation (some states require a specific irrigation license), pool installation, pond installation, specialty work (with materials like stone, wood, metal and concrete) and artisan work with sculpture, mosaics or ornate custom fabrications.

Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Meet a Lawn Alternative That Works WondersJan 4, 2014

Or they can be used in a sparse or modern landscape en masse or in groups.

Paintbox Garden added this to 5 Great Garden Uses for Granite MillstonesDec 11, 2013

A circular bubbler looks right at home in a bed that’s artfully curved and planted with textural grasses. For small enclosures designed for entertaining, a millstone fountain can set the stage for relaxed, intimate gatherings.

Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to How to Get Your Prairie OnSep 26, 2013

And now some of you are thinking, "Hey, I don't have any acreage or a suburban lot, and all I want is a low-maintenance something on a problem area that gets lots of sun and dries out often." Maybe you can mass some sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) or prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Those are two of my favorite dry-loving prairie shortgrass plants. If you like taller grasses, think about some stands of bluestem (Andropogon spp) or Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) — you could even have the taller grasses in the back and the shorter ones up front to mimic a more traditional garden design. Toss in some coneflowers, blue sage or liatris (Liatris aspera) for a few pops of blooming color from early summer to midautumn, and you've started cooking up a prairie. If you have a shadier area, look into native sedges — they look like grasses but aren't as tall.

Donald Pell - Gardens added this to Energize Your Landscape With Masses of GrassesJun 24, 2013

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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Anita Lenz added this to Landscaping6 days ago

Like the flowiness of the grass

toricongdonhill added this to Landscape IdeasAug 31, 2019

Nice, simple fountain and grasses

Root Connection added this to Entertaining in St. John'sAug 30, 2019

Fire and water in an entertaining space really make it inviting and tranquil

Robin Bachelet added this to LandscapeAug 24, 2019

grasses and fire bowl. easy maintenance.

lindsayjoymills added this to PaquetteAug 19, 2019

seating around pool plater edge - curved

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