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Champagne Hellstrip Walkways

tumbled champagne with santolina

tumbled champagne with santolina

I’ve feel like I’ve mostly been posting about plants lately, not as much about stone. Spring, lots of blooms happening. Yesterday I did a checkup on a planting where we did four small stone walkways in the hellstrips. The stone is 2″ thick tumbled champagne–nice bit of branding there…It’s the champagne of stones!–set in gold path fines, aka decomposed granite. Champagne stone is a good match for the concrete of the sidewalk; it’s nicer than the concrete, but doesn’t contrast too strongly. The pattern is hopscotch; the goal is to avoid long straight lines in the joints and along the sides. We use weed cloth underneath the stone, but no bender board when we do hopscotch pattern.

tumbled champagne stone walkway

tumbled champagne stone walkway

tumbled champagne stone walkway

tumbled champagne stone walkway

tumbled champagne with santolina

tumbled champagne with santolina

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3 Responses to “Champagne Hellstrip Walkways”

  1. May 20th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Daffodil Planter says:

    VERY nice!

  2. May 20th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Susie says:

    Looks great, beautiful stone….

  3. May 21st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    lostlandscape(James) says:

    I like the effect. Nice ragged, natural edge. Somehow my current neighborhood got built without hellstrips. Makes for bigger front yards, but sidewalks spanning driveways are really tough on a skateboard or Razor scooter…

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