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Modern CourtyardContemporary Patio, San Francisco

Contained Garden Beds above Parking Garage

Inspiration for a contemporary patio remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz
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menone wrote:Mar 14, 2016

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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Plant Your Hardscape for Unexpected GreenJul 5, 2014

Add interest by designing unconventional beds. Planting beds generally abut areas of hardscape. Why not create unexpected interest by working planting areas into your hardscape? To do this safely, plan for extra-wide pathways and appropriate lighting. Since hardscape tends to absorb and reflect heat and possibly harsh light, you may have the opportunity to take advantage of newly created microclimates to expand your palette with plants such as these aeoniums (zones 9 to 11). Other succulents may be substituted in colder climates.The unconventional composition of rectangular planting beds in this terrace adds immeasurable interest. The chosen plantings of coral bells (Heuchera cvs, zones 4 to 9) and lilyturf (Liriope cvs, zones 6 to 10) pull from the palette of the surrounding beds, establishing continuity while softening the hardscape. Consider also mimicking the shape of your pavers with the shape of your beds and planters.

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ma_tang added this to ma_tang's ideasMay 25, 2018

Nice hardscape with plants peeping out from ground.

Branch Out Landscape Design LLC added this to SiefkinZigMay 26, 2017

Pavers and concrete walls, potential plant palette.

crittenden3 added this to HB BackyardJan 26, 2017

Hardscape idea with concrete to maximize small space

AjinOR added this to send to RonJun 15, 2016

plantings in middle of concrete


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