Howard RobertsTraditional Landscape, New York

Bluestone terrace and garden space.

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desdemille wrote:May 9, 2013
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    I this particular case, the Myrtle is planted only along the front edge of the bed and the remaining plantings are behind the ground cover.
  • desdemille
    Thanks so much! I'll get someone to clear the groundcover from behind and around the elephant ears, leaving it in front.
Hazy Hartman wrote:Jul 15, 2016
dcossari wrote:Aug 2, 2014
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    I'll post another picture soon of the plant you inquired about from this project.
19551212 wrote:Mar 4, 2014
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    American boxwood.
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    Nice, too bad I never have any luck with boxwood.

Chris wrote:Jul 24, 2013
Minniegirl wrote:Feb 17, 2013
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    No, this exposure is east west and the grasses are along the edge, where sun pours in. Maybe dappled light, but the majority of ornamental grasses require sun.
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    Thank you for your reply. I did not think so.
rodalnandez wrote:Feb 1, 2013
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    The materials you see are not floor tiles, but a combination of concrete pavers as a border material and patterned bluestone as the infield and main body of this walk and terrace. Both very available products in the northeast. I hope this helps!! Thank you.
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    This is random patterned bluestone and pavers, on a dry base, not tile. Thank you.
claywoman57 wrote:Feb 9, 2016
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    Primarily pattern bluestone, with some bordering of a concrete paver. This project is over 20 years ago, so that exact paver may not be available. We were using the same paver around the pool area. See pic below!!

Scott Cabral wrote:Aug 20, 2015
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    Natural cleft patterned bluestone.

rlfarr40 wrote:May 28, 2014
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    Zen Architect

    are those cast-in-place slab stones or prefab units laid in? whats is the gap at joints. Thankls

Kelly wrote:Apr 17, 2012
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    Yes, "Big Blue" Hosta, but the ground cover is Periwinkle/Mrytle.
atka05 wrote:Feb 1, 2015

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Explore Your Garden Personality: The ExtrovertFeb 12, 2014

    Encourage animated conversation and laughter with wide-open spaces. Larger, more open spaces tend to fuel boisterous expression, while smaller spaces, as a rule, tend to feel quieter and more intimate. What if you don’t have the luxury of a large, open space? Let’s look at some design techniques to compensate for that.

    Le jardinet added this to Monochromatic Garden Magic Done 7 WaysJan 12, 2013

    It can be a challenge to create a monochromatic garden when both sunny and shady environments have to be considered together. Here the designer has added soft apricot daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids) to the sunnier side, echoing the colors of the shade-loving grasses and hostas. Butter-yellow roses, such as 'Graham Thomas', would also have been pretty. Or perhaps a sweep of 'Mellow Yellow' spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon', zones 5 to 9).

    Becky Harris added this to Great Design Plant: PeriwinkleOct 2, 2012

    Here, a carpet of periwinkle borders a shady patio.Planting notes Tilling the soil with peat moss will speed up the spreading process.Space plants about 18" apart.Soak the plants and soil.Add a light cover of mulch.If you opted not to till with peat moss, fertilize.Water for a month after planting. If you are weeding the area, be careful not to weed out new growth that will pop up between the original plants.Once the plant is established, it will not need much maintenance. Just make sure it doesn't spread beyond where you want it to.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    cstjod added this to LandscapingMay 30, 2019

    Boxwood hedge. Use for centre of yard

    jbs337 added this to Circle Lane LandscapeMay 27, 2019

    Private dining area with hedges to blend into trees

    homberg added this to Patio IdeasMay 17, 2019

    like the bluestone and the way the ground cover comes right up to it

    Oliver King added this to My ideasMay 14, 2019

    The space, the stone, the greenery. Where in the world is this??

    moviebugs added this to GardensMay 8, 2019

    Hosta called Big Blue, and light green plant in front is hakonechloa

    Sandra added this to Back YardApr 14, 2019

    Like how strategic shrubs give ground cover without grass.

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