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Please critique another job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GreenMonster, May 22, 2004.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Well guys, finished my largest install yet this year.

    Antique shop in bad need of curb appeal. We decided to expose the ledge out front, and bring in some more rocks for a natural sort of look, and build some planting beds within the slope.

    Stuck with low maintenance shurubs that do well in sandy soil, mostly conifer type -- sargents, blue rug and andorra juniper, cypress, and some barberry too.

    Added big assortment of perennials -- sedum, daisy, black-eyed susan, delphinium, columbine, hens/chicks, lupine, speedwell, creeping and upright phlox, blah, blah, blah

    comments? criticisms? suggestions?

    Be honest please.:)

    Here's a before shot (b4 spring clean-up even)

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  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    after:

    angle a little diff, but you should get the idea

    Keep in mind very few perennials showing color up here yet.

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  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Same angle, diff view. Should have posted this one first.

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  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Final shot from the front.

    I'm gonna make a return trip for picks once the perennials are in bloom.
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Sorry again, moderator says on 60 seconds.....

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  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    different view, entering driveway
     
  7. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    one more, a little closer showing the slope

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  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    ok, one more pic

    oh, that ugly potentilla in the previous post was existing. Stuck in the corner and we'll try to revive:D

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  9. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Before and after shots look great. Just a little too much rock for my tastes.
     
  10. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    Mike took the words out of my mouth. Looks great, I would have used fewer rocks up top or maybe used more contrasting colors with them.
     

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