This month, Garden Design asked their contributors “What’s the best green idea you’ve discovered in a garden this year?” Contributor Debra Prinzing replied:
Southern California is a sea of backyard concrete, which is anything but sustainable. So I’m impressed with the way L.A. garden designer Stephanie Bartron, APLD, of SB Garden Design makes her clients’ concrete patios both permeable and artful. She redesigns dated patios by cutting out sections of concrete as decorative bands, grids and other patterns.
The Roseview garden is one of our favorite examples. And, to be fair, we were inspired by the brilliant Jay Griffith and Rob Steiner, who’ve been cutting up old patios all over this city for some time.