W 14th ResidenceContemporary Patio, Vancouver

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Julie Adam wrote:Jul 12, 2014
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    the concrete planters were custom
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    How are the planters backed to the house? Are they tied into the house or freestanding?

delver wrote:Aug 8, 2013
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    siding of the house or the bench. Not sure what the house siding is as we dint build the home but the bench is Ipe wood
cl6040 wrote:Jul 10, 2013
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    the dimension of the patio is about 21' x 7'
da_imej wrote:Jun 30, 2013
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    very back is bamboo and calalily. raised concrete planter is equisetum. other raised longer bed is choisya & hachonna chloa macra, front bed is elijah blue grass and a phormium
Susan Youngsma wrote:May 25, 2013
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    no it doesn't as we live in a climate that makes it very hard to create a storage unit that keeps things entirely dry. Plus with the expansion and such it is a not advised and can be very costly to create.
Tom Nelson wrote:Feb 26, 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

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    Lauren Dunec Design added this to 8 Twists on Foundation PlantingsSep 27, 2017

    8. Geometric. In this garden in Vancouver, Washington, built-in benches and concrete planters filled with grass-like foliage and evergreen plants create a standout backyard foundation design. In the back planter, the deep green foliage of Mexican orange and the cascading lime-colored foliage of golden Japanese forest grass form a pleasing composition. Wiry horsetail rush fills in the perpendicular planter, acting as a “room” divider.If you’re thinking about building a foundation-level planter like this one, hire an experienced contractor or another professional to help. Drainage is an important consideration for all foundation plantings (see planting tips below), and wall-side planters require top-notch drainage engineering. Raised soil, for example, should never touch the building, and the soil should always be quick-draining, with drainage aimed away from building. Even planters that appear to be right up against the home have a back side, or a gap is left between the planter and the home’s foundation for air circulation.Plant Combination Mexican orange (Choisya ternata, zones 7 to 10)Golden Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, zones 4 to 9)Horsetail rush (Equisetum hyemale, zones 4 to 9)Water requirement: ModerateLight requirement: Full sun to partial shade

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    Lauren Dunec Design added this to 12 Ways to Fill Your Built-In PlanterApr 20, 2017

    6. Minimalist. This T-shaped planter in a Vancouver backyard bumps up the foundation planting and defines a simple outdoor seating area. The minimalist planting scheme is made up almost entirely of green foliage: ribbed equisetum, dark green Mexican orange (Choisya ternata) and chartreuse Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra). The bamboo in the back portion of the planter will grow up to cover the exterior siding.

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    Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Bring Nature Indoors With Tree Stumps, Trunks and LogsDec 27, 2015

    A coffee table fashioned from a stump is always a natural in an outdoor space.

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    marcpic
    marcpic added this to T2GJun 19, 2019

    seating and planter along fence perhaps...love the concrete.

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    HeadBassVTEC added this to terracesJun 6, 2019

    kvetinac okolo baraku - udrzovalo by chlad a pusobilo jako dekorace

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    George Edman added this to George's ideasMar 24, 2019

    interesting combo of cement and wood

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    Dendron Exterior Design - Gartengestaltung Berlin added this to Hochbeet InspirationenMar 20, 2019

    Japan-Waldgras bringt schöne Bewegung in die Pflanzung, hängt über.

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