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Elk Mtn. Tumbled Edging with Flowers

Thursday while I was down on the peninsula, I passed near a house where I did a small stone project last fall, so I stopped by to check out the planting that the client did afterwards. Pretty nice, and fun to see someone else’s plant choices. There wasn’t a drawing or anything when I did the project, just a request for an 8″ high wall to give a back drop to a low planting of color, and I didn’t know exactly what would go in afterwards. You can’t see so much of the stonework at the moment, but it will reappear as the plants finish their bloom cycles.

The yard had nice trees and shrubs before, but it’s a lot more interesting now. This photo from when I finished the project was in my 2010 wrap-up post.

3 Responses to “Elk Mtn. Tumbled Edging with Flowers”

  1. March 10th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    lostlandscape (James) says:

    Nice work on the wall–It’s almost a shame to plant anything in front of such a great looking wall. It really helps to provide some focus to a garden that is trying to do something other than feature a lawn.

  2. March 16th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    buenorific says:

    Nice job, even if you can’t see the bulk of your work. Instead of retaining soil or dividing space, the function of the wall here seems to be tying the new planting together. Imagining the space without the wall backdrop, the planting wouldn’t hold up as well.

  3. July 10th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    DryStoneGarden » Blog Archive » El Cerrito Front Yard says:

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