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Seattle Rockeries Our bitterly cold and record breaking April gave way to an early May that has been too warm, too windy, too rainy and very stormy. Of course it has. Every plant that hunkered down in April was shoved into bloom and leaf by unseasonable heat. This is anything but a cool and slowly evolving spring. This isn’t springtime.  It is boom and bust time. Daffodils began to wilt with the heat at the moment they came in to bloom. The magnolia petals were falling as the flowers opened. Even the grape hyacinths looked unhappy. This is the natural course of events-nature ruling over all in a rather capricious even cruel way. That rule is not especially friendly and certainly not fair. The only thing to do is to pay attention. The Secretariat of all springs is zooming by and already heading into the home stretch. Yesterday and today the temps are hovering around 45, and are accompanied by torrential rains. Every gardener is blinking, just like me. Are we up or down? This does not mean that the experience of the beauty of the garden and landscape waking up is lost. It is just fleeting. In a spring like this, it takes effort and concentration to capture the moment. Not a one of my hellebores bloomed until the very end of April. Snow and ice buried them until quite late. It was an event when they finally sallied forth. This green flowered hellebore is a cultivar from Pine Knot Farms, and it was well worth waiting for. May visits every property equally. The coming of the growing happens everywhere. Even those places where there may not be a gardener on staff. The new growth on the weeds is just as beautiful as the new growth on delphiniums. Truly. A patch of daylilies fresh out of the ground is my favorite time for them. The flowers on the maples are the most exquisite shade of chartreuse. There are a few spring days when even the roadway is green. The violets may not be welcome in some lawns, but I love them. I would have them everywhere, in every color, in the spring. Seasonal spring plants have the same vibrant aura as the spring landscape. The color is clear and brilliant. Spring rains wash all of the dust and pollen out of the air. Spring sunlight is like no other light. Everything grows for broke. What a delight to be a part of that! This window box has pansies, strawberries, annual phlox, bidens, osteospermum, parsley and alyssum.  Seasonal flowers have the ability to handle unusual cold and heat better than the ephemeral spring wildflowers, spring flowering bulbs, shrubs and trees. Anyone who has ever known the pleasure of a stand of double bloodroot understands keeping a close eye on the approaching bloom. A day away from the garden means you might miss it altogether. This window box will prosper steadily, even in the warmer weather to come. There is nothing particularly extraordinary about creeping jenny, but a mass of it under planting white daffodils is a May moment worth savoring. Later in the summer, that chartreuse will harden, and take on an orange cast unless it has afternoon shade. Right now it looks good enough to eat. Forsythia is an ordinary spring flowering shrub, but the late day May light makes the color glow. This gardener had the good sense to just let it grow. A shrub in full spring bloom, a wheelbarrow, and an sidewalk-this is the stuff of which great spring days are made. My old clumps of Royal Heritage hellebores all feature downward facing flowers. This means I need to get down on the ground and look up into their faces. Any perennial that can make this 68 year old gardener do that has something going for it. Oh yes, the hellebores are a feature of the spring season, no matter the weather. This PJM rhododendron came with the house I bought 24 years ago.  It has had its ups and downs, but I can count on those dazzling flowers in May. This year’s display began to fade in the heat, but my memory of this moment, given my experience of it for more than 2 decades, is a forever memory. I have had 48 springs as a gardener. Each one is different.  But the sum total of all of my Mays is worth my attention. I do not travel much outside my route to and from work, this time of year. So much of my experience of May is in my own neighborhood, driving by. This Bradford pear, branched to the ground and in full bloom, is an experience of spring that delights my eye. A single shoot of variegated lily of the valley, after 3 years in my garden, has decided to branch out. I could not be more delighted. May has a way of surprising even the most veteran gardener. I cannot really explain how this plant settling down and spreading has been such an important part of my spring. Yes, I was paying attention. The Princeton Gold maples in my back yard are leafing out. Those giant chartreuse leaves say spring in no uncertain terms. This year’s spring green may be fleeting, but a beautiful moment is a moment to be treasured. The tulips at the shop are not their usual size, given our freezing April.  But they are blooming. I admire their effort. My pansies have taken the worst of the cold and the heat, as they always do. This spring is not the best we have ever had, but any spring is a moment worth cherishing. I have had this picture on my computer for ages. It is spring photograph, featuring spring blooming trees, in Japan.  Astonishing, this. Although my spring does not look like this, it feels like this. Digg Digg #PlantsandGardening #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries Our bitterly cold and record breaking April gave way to an early May that has been too warm, too windy, too rainy and very stormy. Of course it has. Every plant that hunkered down in April was shoved into bloom and leaf by unseasonable heat. This is anything but a cool and slowly evolving spring. This isn’t springtime.  It is boom and bust time. Daffodils began to wilt with the heat at the moment they came in to bloom. The magnolia petals were falling as the flowers opened. Even the grape hyacinths looked unhappy. This is the natural course of events-nature ruling over all in a rather capricious even cruel way. That rule is not especially friendly and certainly not fair. The only thing to do is to pay attention. The Secretariat of all springs is zooming by and already heading into the home stretch. Yesterday and today the temps are hovering around 45, and are accompanied by torrential rains. Every gardener is blinking, just like me. Are we up or down? This does not mean that the experience of the beauty of the garden and landscape waking up is lost. It is just fleeting. In a spring like this, it takes effort and concentration to capture the moment. Not a one of my hellebores bloomed until the very end of April. Snow and ice buried them until quite late. It was an event when they finally sallied forth. This green flowered hellebore is a cultivar from Pine Knot Farms, and it was well worth waiting for. May visits every property equally. The coming of the growing happens everywhere. Even those places where there may not be a gardener on staff. The new growth on the weeds is just as beautiful as the new growth on delphiniums. Truly. A patch of daylilies fresh out of the ground is my favorite time for them. The flowers on the maples are the most exquisite shade of chartreuse. There are a few spring days when even the roadway is green. The violets may not be welcome in some lawns, but I love them. I would have them everywhere, in every color, in the spring. Seasonal spring plants have the same vibrant aura as the spring landscape. The color is clear and brilliant. Spring rains wash all of the dust and pollen out of the air. Spring sunlight is like no other light. Everything grows for broke. What a delight to be a part of that! This window box has pansies, strawberries, annual phlox, bidens, osteospermum, parsley and alyssum.  Seasonal flowers have the ability to handle unusual cold and heat better than the ephemeral spring wildflowers, spring flowering bulbs, shrubs and trees. Anyone who has ever known the pleasure of a stand of double bloodroot understands keeping a close eye on the approaching bloom. A day away from the garden means you might miss it altogether. This window box will prosper steadily, even in the warmer weather to come. There is nothing particularly extraordinary about creeping jenny, but a mass of it under planting white daffodils is a May moment worth savoring. Later in the summer, that chartreuse will harden, and take on an orange cast unless it has afternoon shade. Right now it looks good enough to eat. Forsythia is an ordinary spring flowering shrub, but the late day May light makes the color glow. This gardener had the good sense to just let it grow. A shrub in full spring bloom, a wheelbarrow, and an sidewalk-this is the stuff of which great spring days are made. My old clumps of Royal Heritage hellebores all feature downward facing flowers. This means I need to get down on the ground and look up into their faces. Any perennial that can make this 68 year old gardener do that has something going for it. Oh yes, the hellebores are a feature of the spring season, no matter the weather. This PJM rhododendron came with the house I bought 24 years ago.  It has had its ups and downs, but I can count on those dazzling flowers in May. This year’s display began to fade in the heat, but my memory of this moment, given my experience of it for more than 2 decades, is a forever memory. I have had 48 springs as a gardener. Each one is different.  But the sum total of all of my Mays is worth my attention. I do not travel much outside my route to and from work, this time of year. So much of my experience of May is in my own neighborhood, driving by. This Bradford pear, branched to the ground and in full bloom, is an experience of spring that delights my eye. A single shoot of variegated lily of the valley, after 3 years in my garden, has decided to branch out. I could not be more delighted. May has a way of surprising even the most veteran gardener. I cannot really explain how this plant settling down and spreading has been such an important part of my spring. Yes, I was paying attention. The Princeton Gold maples in my back yard are leafing out. Those giant chartreuse leaves say spring in no uncertain terms. This year’s spring green may be fleeting, but a beautiful moment is a moment to be treasured. The tulips at the shop are not their usual size, given our freezing April.  But they are blooming. I admire their effort. My pansies have taken the worst of the cold and the heat, as they always do. This spring is not the best we have ever had, but any spring is a moment worth cherishing. I have had this picture on my computer for ages. It is spring photograph, featuring spring blooming trees, in Japan.  Astonishing, this. Although my spring does not look like this, it feels like this. Digg Digg #PlantsandGardening #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries What is a Hardscape?  Quite simply, it’s the non-living “stuff” in your yard, such as rocks, pavers, bricks, or stones, whereas the landscape includes the living elements, such as plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.  When deciding on your hardscaping, consider the following top tips! * Choosing a Theme: Your hardscaping design should complement your existing home.  Whether it is the exterior colors and style or an existing hardscape that you may wish to expand, try to avoid mismatched elements and instead go for things that are complimentary. * Proper Drainage Adding hardscaping elements, like a retaining wall or patio, can alter the path by which water drains.  From a heavy thunderstorm or melting snow, be certain that your ground can handle the running water.  Proper drainage is vital and is best suited for a professional so the runoff can be routed effectively. * The Master Plan: Grab some pencil and paper and draw it out!  It’s strongly advisable to higher a seasoned master builder/designer, but a properly designed drawing will allow you to visualize all of your plans, from a new walking path that wraps around your home to a patio and fireplace. * Rhine Landscaping and Poolscaping: Our pool designs can include water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs and waterslides. Our landscape designers listen to the clients’ needs, look at the overall architecture of your home, existing hardscape elements and landscaping, proper drainage systems and the surrounding environment when creating a design. Rhine Landscaping can also assist you with enhancing your swimming pool area with additional walkways, patios, hardscape element, water features and much more! If you have any additional questions about your Swimming Pool and Landscape Design, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! Rhine Landscaping in Baltimore, Maryland can handle every aspect of your landscape, from hardscapes and patios / walkways, to retaining walls, water features such as fountains, fireplaces / firepits, swimming pools, landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor kitchens, decks, pavilions, basement waterproofing, drainageand more, We can help you transform your landscape. Share this: * Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) * Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) * Related This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 10:53 pm and is filed under Benefits of Landscaping, Blog, Hardscaping, Making Your Home More Appealing for Homebuyers, Maryland Landscape Design, Outdoor Living . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries What is a Hardscape?  Quite simply, it’s the non-living “stuff” in your yard, such as rocks, pavers, bricks, or stones, whereas the landscape includes the living elements, such as plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.  When deciding on your hardscaping, consider the following top tips! * Choosing a Theme: Your hardscaping design should complement your existing home.  Whether it is the exterior colors and style or an existing hardscape that you may wish to expand, try to avoid mismatched elements and instead go for things that are complimentary. * Proper Drainage Adding hardscaping elements, like a retaining wall or patio, can alter the path by which water drains.  From a heavy thunderstorm or melting snow, be certain that your ground can handle the running water.  Proper drainage is vital and is best suited for a professional so the runoff can be routed effectively. * The Master Plan: Grab some pencil and paper and draw it out!  It’s strongly advisable to higher a seasoned master builder/designer, but a properly designed drawing will allow you to visualize all of your plans, from a new walking path that wraps around your home to a patio and fireplace. * Rhine Landscaping and Poolscaping: Our pool designs can include water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs and waterslides. Our landscape designers listen to the clients’ needs, look at the overall architecture of your home, existing hardscape elements and landscaping, proper drainage systems and the surrounding environment when creating a design. Rhine Landscaping can also assist you with enhancing your swimming pool area with additional walkways, patios, hardscape element, water features and much more! If you have any additional questions about your Swimming Pool and Landscape Design, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! Rhine Landscaping in Baltimore, Maryland can handle every aspect of your landscape, from hardscapes and patios / walkways, to retaining walls, water features such as fountains, fireplaces / firepits, swimming pools, landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor kitchens, decks, pavilions, basement waterproofing, drainageand more, We can help you transform your landscape. Share this: * Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) * Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) * Related This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 10:53 pm and is filed under Benefits of Landscaping, Blog, Hardscaping, Making Your Home More Appealing for Homebuyers, Maryland Landscape Design, Outdoor Living . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries At the front end of designing your garden there's a common halting point. Language. No words to describe the form, function, style, flow, Nature, abiding your life to house to garden, and etc. There are layers of meaning in what is lost. A trinity of margins listed, above. Life happens in the margins. . Somehow, that language is in your soul's DNA. Once heard, immediately, "Of course." . Several generations of Americans have grown up with foundation plantings needing harsh pruning, lawns needing toxic fertilizers/chemicals, annuals swapped 2x/year, put it on contract, mow/blow/go. . Back to language. . What Garden Design language do you see, below? . Made me smile seeing this pic. Have seen 100's of gardens designed in this manner. Humble cottage, to manor born. . If you had to label this Garden Design, below, what are your labels? No worries, it's your head/heart, and those labels may be far better than mine. Pic, above, here. . Garden Design, above, Gravel to the House, Formal, Wildwood. Margins at house to garden, gravel to formal, formal to woodland. . A trinity of Garden Design styles, a trinity of margins. Where margins meet, pop. . Beyond intuiting classic Garden Design, above, decades ago, I was a slow learner about its true depth of purpose. Do you know what I'm about to say about this style? Go you, hope you do, Earth is a better place for you knowing it. And I'd adore knowing how you learned it, intuited it, how old you were at the time. . Classic Garden Design, above, is also designed for maximum pollinator habitat, Wildwood next to open meadow. . House & Garden are one, Vanishing Threshold. . Another value to Classic Garden Design? No toxic fertilizers/chemicals, less maintenance, lower HVAC expense, increased property value. . Ironically, classically designed gardens are unique in every permutation. Guaranteed. . More, classically designed gardens are 'fast' to 'show'. Instead of a decade, or more, classically design gardens are felt/seen upon completion of gravel, planting, etc. . Sustainable, eco, organic, pollinator habitat, potager for yard to house, and other buzzwords, each contained, inherently, in Classically Designed Gardens. . Classically Designed Gardens are Today's Modern. . Garden & Be Well, XO T . Already spot Virginia Woolf, above ? Cannot count the times I've read, To the Lighthouse. Look forward to reading it many times more. . Decades gardening classically, a new layer was reached, without anticipation, once I got chickens, 8 heirloom chickens. I scoop their poop from the coop daily, and toss around plant margins, not atop the roots. Cannot imagine, decades missing out on this. No regrets, at least I know it now. . Once Chickens arrived to my garden I also gained a gift, a change in perspective, away from merely 'gardening' to one of Stewardship. The honor of Stewardship. Washing of the servant's feet. . The door of Stewardship is all encompassing. In every good way. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries At the front end of designing your garden there's a common halting point. Language. No words to describe the form, function, style, flow, Nature, abiding your life to house to garden, and etc. There are layers of meaning in what is lost. A trinity of margins listed, above. Life happens in the margins. . Somehow, that language is in your soul's DNA. Once heard, immediately, "Of course." . Several generations of Americans have grown up with foundation plantings needing harsh pruning, lawns needing toxic fertilizers/chemicals, annuals swapped 2x/year, put it on contract, mow/blow/go. . Back to language. . What Garden Design language do you see, below? . Made me smile seeing this pic. Have seen 100's of gardens designed in this manner. Humble cottage, to manor born. . If you had to label this Garden Design, below, what are your labels? No worries, it's your head/heart, and those labels may be far better than mine. Pic, above, here. . Garden Design, above, Gravel to the House, Formal, Wildwood. Margins at house to garden, gravel to formal, formal to woodland. . A trinity of Garden Design styles, a trinity of margins. Where margins meet, pop. . Beyond intuiting classic Garden Design, above, decades ago, I was a slow learner about its true depth of purpose. Do you know what I'm about to say about this style? Go you, hope you do, Earth is a better place for you knowing it. And I'd adore knowing how you learned it, intuited it, how old you were at the time. . Classic Garden Design, above, is also designed for maximum pollinator habitat, Wildwood next to open meadow. . House & Garden are one, Vanishing Threshold. . Another value to Classic Garden Design? No toxic fertilizers/chemicals, less maintenance, lower HVAC expense, increased property value. . Ironically, classically designed gardens are unique in every permutation. Guaranteed. . More, classically designed gardens are 'fast' to 'show'. Instead of a decade, or more, classically design gardens are felt/seen upon completion of gravel, planting, etc. . Sustainable, eco, organic, pollinator habitat, potager for yard to house, and other buzzwords, each contained, inherently, in Classically Designed Gardens. . Classically Designed Gardens are Today's Modern. . Garden & Be Well, XO T . Already spot Virginia Woolf, above ? Cannot count the times I've read, To the Lighthouse. Look forward to reading it many times more. . Decades gardening classically, a new layer was reached, without anticipation, once I got chickens, 8 heirloom chickens. I scoop their poop from the coop daily, and toss around plant margins, not atop the roots. Cannot imagine, decades missing out on this. No regrets, at least I know it now. . Once Chickens arrived to my garden I also gained a gift, a change in perspective, away from merely 'gardening' to one of Stewardship. The honor of Stewardship. Washing of the servant's feet. . The door of Stewardship is all encompassing. In every good way. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries Week 15: Annie - Tiered Terracotta Annie has put together this terrific tiered terracotta planting! Being a family owned business, we like to run the nursery like a big family. We thought a fun blog project would be to invite all our employees to make their own succulent creations. We are asking one employee a week, starting alphabetically, to do so. At the end of each week we will “showcase” that employees design at the nursery, on the blog and on our Instagram. Why a tiered terracotta? I love terracotta for its appearance and functionality. The material absorbs excess moisture, which is perfect for succulents as their roots don’t do well in standing water. The three tiers give the design levels and reflect the perfect symmetry of the Sempervivum rosette. A delightfully layered look. How long did it take to make it and how many plants did you use? This project took about an hour and I used a total of 26 plants from our regular and mini Sempervivum plug trays. How exactly did you make it? I mixed up a well-draining succulent soil with equal parts amended coconut coir and medium grit sand. Holding the middle pot at the appropriate height, I filled the largest pot with the sand mixture until the middle pot was firmly in place. I then did the same process to fix the smallest pot into place. I planted plugs to fill all the available space, so that the plants will stay small and delicate. Transplanting can be hard on roots, so I left planter overnight to allow any broken roots to callous over before I watered deeply the following day. King Semp looks on from his terracotta throne! What are some of the plants you used and why? I used three Sempervivum cultivars: ‘Lively Bug’, ‘Green Wheel’, and ‘Brock’. I chose all hardy varieties, so that they can be left outdoors through summer drought and winter snow. A closer look at the varieties on display. What are your favorite Succulents? I am a huge fan of hardy Sempervivum and Sedum because they are useful and beautiful in xeriscaping and green roof projects. One of my favorites would have to be Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Hot Lips’ for its architectural form, dusty purple color, and silvery leaf margins. What are the most difficult succulents to work with? I have a lot of trouble with Sedum pachyphyllum. I love the way it looks, but I haven’t yet figured out how to plant it without breaking off a couple of its super tender leaves. Why or what do you love about working at MCG? I feel like I have the coolest job, because I get to work on a lot of diverse projects from horticultural experiments to landscape design, but every single day I’m learning from a fantastic group of people who are passionate about succulents. #PlantsandGardening #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries Week 15: Annie - Tiered Terracotta Annie has put together this terrific tiered terracotta planting! Being a family owned business, we like to run the nursery like a big family. We thought a fun blog project would be to invite all our employees to make their own succulent creations. We are asking one employee a week, starting alphabetically, to do so. At the end of each week we will “showcase” that employees design at the nursery, on the blog and on our Instagram. Why a tiered terracotta? I love terracotta for its appearance and functionality. The material absorbs excess moisture, which is perfect for succulents as their roots don’t do well in standing water. The three tiers give the design levels and reflect the perfect symmetry of the Sempervivum rosette. A delightfully layered look. How long did it take to make it and how many plants did you use? This project took about an hour and I used a total of 26 plants from our regular and mini Sempervivum plug trays. How exactly did you make it? I mixed up a well-draining succulent soil with equal parts amended coconut coir and medium grit sand. Holding the middle pot at the appropriate height, I filled the largest pot with the sand mixture until the middle pot was firmly in place. I then did the same process to fix the smallest pot into place. I planted plugs to fill all the available space, so that the plants will stay small and delicate. Transplanting can be hard on roots, so I left planter overnight to allow any broken roots to callous over before I watered deeply the following day. King Semp looks on from his terracotta throne! What are some of the plants you used and why? I used three Sempervivum cultivars: ‘Lively Bug’, ‘Green Wheel’, and ‘Brock’. I chose all hardy varieties, so that they can be left outdoors through summer drought and winter snow. A closer look at the varieties on display. What are your favorite Succulents? I am a huge fan of hardy Sempervivum and Sedum because they are useful and beautiful in xeriscaping and green roof projects. One of my favorites would have to be Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Hot Lips’ for its architectural form, dusty purple color, and silvery leaf margins. What are the most difficult succulents to work with? I have a lot of trouble with Sedum pachyphyllum. I love the way it looks, but I haven’t yet figured out how to plant it without breaking off a couple of its super tender leaves. Why or what do you love about working at MCG? I feel like I have the coolest job, because I get to work on a lot of diverse projects from horticultural experiments to landscape design, but every single day I’m learning from a fantastic group of people who are passionate about succulents. #PlantsandGardening #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries A backyard swimming pool is often considered to be a premiere focal point of your yard.  To further enhance not only the visual appeal of your landscape, but also the functionality and continued use by family and friends, consider complimenting your space with many custom landscaping options. * Extended Living Space: A great option to consider is complimenting the pool with a custom patio, outdoor kitchen or bar, or even a lounge area.  The comforts of inside, but instead, outside! * The “Look” With so many options available, consider stamped concrete, pavers, or a combination of stones.  You can really attain a unique look in designs and colors. * Swim-Up Bar: Give your pool that resort feel with a swim-up bar! * Water Features: Trickling from a custom waterfall or built within the side wall of a pool, fountains and waterfalls can give your swimming pool a more natural look and feel. * Rock Formations: Rock formations can create a very unique look, whether used as decor or incorporated into a water feature. * Plants: Don’t plant anything too close to the pool that is prickly, attractive to bees or wasps, or that sheds. Also steer clear of trees or plants whose roots can damage the structure of the pool or its plumbing. Otherwise, have fun! * Lighting: LED and fiber-optic lighting can be built into trees, rocks and underwater features. * Rhine Landscaping and Poolscaping: Our pool designs can include water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs and waterslides. Our landscape designers listen to the clients’ needs, look at the overall architecture of your home, existing hardscape elements and landscaping, proper drainage systems and the surrounding environment when creating a design. Rhine Landscaping can also assist you with enhancing your swimming pool area with additional walkways, patios, hardscape element, water features and much more! If you have any additional questions about your Swimming Pool and Landscape Design, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! Rhine Landscaping in Baltimore, Maryland can handle every aspect of your landscape, from hardscapes and patios / walkways, to retaining walls, water features such as fountains, fireplaces / firepits, swimming pools, landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor kitchens, decks, pavilions, basement waterproofing, drainageand more, We can help you transform your landscape. Share this: * Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) * Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) * Related This entry was posted on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 8:51 am and is filed under Blog . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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Seattle Rockeries A backyard swimming pool is often considered to be a premiere focal point of your yard.  To further enhance not only the visual appeal of your landscape, but also the functionality and continued use by family and friends, consider complimenting your space with many custom landscaping options. * Extended Living Space: A great option to consider is complimenting the pool with a custom patio, outdoor kitchen or bar, or even a lounge area.  The comforts of inside, but instead, outside! * The “Look” With so many options available, consider stamped concrete, pavers, or a combination of stones.  You can really attain a unique look in designs and colors. * Swim-Up Bar: Give your pool that resort feel with a swim-up bar! * Water Features: Trickling from a custom waterfall or built within the side wall of a pool, fountains and waterfalls can give your swimming pool a more natural look and feel. * Rock Formations: Rock formations can create a very unique look, whether used as decor or incorporated into a water feature. * Plants: Don’t plant anything too close to the pool that is prickly, attractive to bees or wasps, or that sheds. Also steer clear of trees or plants whose roots can damage the structure of the pool or its plumbing. Otherwise, have fun! * Lighting: LED and fiber-optic lighting can be built into trees, rocks and underwater features. * Rhine Landscaping and Poolscaping: Our pool designs can include water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs and waterslides. Our landscape designers listen to the clients’ needs, look at the overall architecture of your home, existing hardscape elements and landscaping, proper drainage systems and the surrounding environment when creating a design. Rhine Landscaping can also assist you with enhancing your swimming pool area with additional walkways, patios, hardscape element, water features and much more! If you have any additional questions about your Swimming Pool and Landscape Design, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! Rhine Landscaping in Baltimore, Maryland can handle every aspect of your landscape, from hardscapes and patios / walkways, to retaining walls, water features such as fountains, fireplaces / firepits, swimming pools, landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor kitchens, decks, pavilions, basement waterproofing, drainageand more, We can help you transform your landscape. Share this: * Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) * Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) * Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) * Related This entry was posted on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 8:51 am and is filed under Blog . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. #SeattlestrongRockeriesstrongBlog #retainingwall
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