Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Anatomy of a landscape project - part 2

To follow-up on the poor resolution quality YouTube movie that was posted yesterday , here are a few abbreviated photos of the project.

The first is a montage of the model which was made to visually assist the clients in seeing their design .

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Jumping several weeks ahead after much grading , drainage , steel and concrete form work, here is a photo showing the day the concrete was poured .
You can see Miguel troweling the colored concrete smooth and the wall in the background just had one of its forms pulled off and was starting to be finished.

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Below is the water feature / bench .
It will serves several functions.
# 1 - It acts as a spatial division between the front and side yards
# 2 - It will have a flowing sheet of water spilling out from a copper spout
# 3 - It will have a sitting bench built in .
# 4 - It serves as a sculptural element directing visitors to the adjacent recessed front door

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A detail of the colored concrete path, the honed black granite inlaid strip(s) and the black pebbles.

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So we are in our 6 th week of construction and I am starting to bring in the plants for the planting as well as some of the sculptural elements such as the pots.

The strip/ bed that the red pots are currently sitting on will get a carpeting of black shiny mexican pebbles slightly larger that the black pebble mosaic. Then the red pots will be placed on top of the pebble bed and planted with equisetum ( horsetail )
The rest of the plants that you see in this photo are destined for other locations in the garden.

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5 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wow... I love that path with the inlaid black. I just discovered you from a comment you left on Christopher C's blog and am looking forward to reading more.

Opal Girtman said...

Where in the Bay Area Berkeley .Ca. can I find Black Pebbles-I have looked all over the internet- Any help would be so appreciated! Many Thanks

Opal Girtman said...

Where can I find Black mexican or polished Black Pebbles--I have looked all over the internet--Any Help will be so appreaciated! Thanks Opal Girtman

Opal Girtman said...

Where can I find Black mexican or polished Black Pebbles--I have looked all over the internet--Any Help will be so appreaciated! Thanks Opal Girtman

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