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Flagstone Patio Pics (Northern Virginia)

In amongst the craziness of spring, I took the time to slide by a flagstone patio/ dry-stacked fieldstone wall/ planting job I designed last spring. I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:

flagstone patio

The “main room” of the patio is irregular (aka “broken”) flagstone with a border of granite cobbles. The rest of the field of the patio is random-laid rectangular flagstone.

patio, boxwood, and retaining wall

We tied into the existing brick walkway through the woods. The wall replaced some old, decaying railroad ties that defined the birds’ garden.

I guess that highlights the big difference between landscape design and interior design: with an interior, some of your best shots are the day after the crews pull off the site. This landscape is still “too young for primetime” at a year old, but I’m still digging the final result. This project’s in Alexandria, Virginia, just a stone’s throw from Mount Vernon, so boxwood were a natural choice.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share. I know the posting’s been a little sparse, so I need to at least show a little of what I’ve been up to!

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