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Inspiration for an eclectic gravel landscaping in Sacramento.

Garden HouseEclectic Landscape, Sacramento

French inspired garden home by landscape architect David Gibson.


Architectural & Interior Design Photography by http://www.daveadamsphotography.com

Inspiration for an eclectic gravel landscaping in Sacramento. —  Houzz
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This photo has 6 questions
Catherine wrote:Aug 5, 2012
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    It's NOT granite.
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    The gravel is 3/4" and smaller "sharp" gravel, the landscape architect says the round gravel does not stay in place and had less secure footing (slippery).

Jennifer wrote:Sep 25, 2013
  • oleandergirl
    They look like Connecticut Yankee delphiniums. They are very pretty!
vgoytia wrote:Jun 1, 2013
  • nassrinb
    Where can I find the Chairs?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

baanthony
Bryan Anthony added this to Houzz Call: Show Us Your Stylish Side YardsJun 8, 2018

A secret garden getaway. This bucolic side yard in Sacramento features a gravel ground cover, a variety of trees, plants and flowers and some outdoor furniture to create a quaint hangout.Tell us: Have you added outdoor furniture to your side yard? We want to see your setup.

lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to Enjoy the Romance of Dining in a Classic Gravel GardenApr 29, 2016

8. Sneak in a side yard dining area. Pea gravel is perfect for making the most of small and unusually shaped outdoor spaces since it’s simple to spread out wherever you need it. And in a side yard like the one shown here, using gravel as both a flooring and path material keeps the compact space feeling surprisingly open. A petite table and chairs make a sweet spot for sipping morning coffee or enjoying a special dinner for two. Things to remember before you gravel up your side yard include:Is this a path for wheeling your garbage cans? If so, a solid flooring material may be preferable.Consider adding a transitional flooring near the entrance to your home to keep gravel from getting tracked indoors.8 New Uses for Your Side Yard

siffordgd
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Explore Your Garden Personality: The RomanticFeb 26, 2014

Allow for impromptu vignettes. Romantics are generally spontaneous people who enjoy thoughtful surprises. An impromptu lunch served on a portable table may be just the thing to set the tone for an afternoon. Perhaps next time the table is around another bend in a different section of the garden. Good-quality table linens, flatware and candles are all appropriate. No paper plates are allowed.

jewetta9
Alex Jewett: Godden Sudik Architects added this to Get Wise to Size: How to Furnish an Outdoor Room, Small to SpaciousMar 18, 2013

Side yards make great outdoor spaces. Generally, any side yard that is 10 feet wide or wider has a lot of potential. But keep in mind that side yards are commonly used for walkways, so it is important to maintain at least 3 feet of width for a walkway around your seating area.See more ideas for a side yard

dkprinzing
Debra Prinzing added this to 8 New Uses for Your Side YardJul 9, 2012

Dining area. Clearly, there's not room for a huge dining set, the kind of teak collection with armchairs so heavy that they're hard to move. But that's actually why I love this space. The green wall is a privacy buffer, but it is also the backdrop to the bench for two that's situated to look into the space. Combine the bench with a café table and two bistro chairs, add some pillows and table linens — and it's an instant gathering place for four friends to enjoy an al fresco meal.The crushed rock is a versatile solution, doubling as both flooring and path material. It's also simple to rearrange this seating, move the pots around and bring in a few stools to accommodate a larger party.

mariannel
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: French Garden StyleJun 18, 2012

While this small yard is casual and colorful, it's still very French. In a small space, adding color through flowers and linens gives a country feel that's equally as inviting as that of the previous space.

lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to Savor Natural Scents at HomeMay 24, 2012

The fragrant garden. While fragrant plants are welcome anywhere, pay special attention to the entrance of your home and any outdoor seating areas you frequently use. These prime spots are perfect for citrus trees, lavender, jasmine, honeysuckle, roses or herbs.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

youngbreese
youngbreese added this to Patio IdeasMay 1, 2019

pretty bench with table in enclosed area

junk_value
Junk Value added this to GardenApr 21, 2019

Maidenhead color flower pot xxl

rosa_lawson
Rosa Lawson added this to rosa_lawson's ideasMar 29, 2019

Bistro table and chairs; peastone gravel

ritcmall
ritcmall added this to GardenMar 25, 2019

Pebbles, huge pot of plants, and rail

tracerobinson
trace robinson landscape design added this to Kathleen plantsMar 7, 2019

The use of gravel in some areas is very nice

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