Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Almost done

It's been about 6 months of construction on this project.
New retaining walls which gave way to new flat usable space for outdoor recreation.
New patio surfacing of New England bluestone set in an ashlar pattern,
New outdoor cook area , steps to second level, hot tub, lawn , ornamental planting and a water feature.

The planting layout began the other day.
We have about 2 more days of planting and then will work on the irrigation , mulch and directing the lighting.

In the photo below the retaining wall planting is laid out.
Plants are : Agave attenuatta, red banana, aeoniums, cyperus, ornamental grasses, colocasias and climbing wall sucking ficus pumila.

Personally I don’t find the wall objectional, but the owner wants to see it clothed in green, so ficus pumila was chosen.

From Before and After Projects


carolyn g said...

What is the material used on the wall waterfeature? It almost looks like glass tile, but I can't tell for certain. I like it - simply dramatic!

Deviant Deziner said...

Hi Carolyn,
It is a glass tile mixed with square slate tiles.
Produced by Oceanside Tile. The Geologie merge series.

I was watching a movie DVD ,'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' last night and noticed that the kitchen tile used on their countertops in this movie was from the same line.