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What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk on

Photo by Brandon Sullivan; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel


These planting slots, like lines drawn in the sand, mark the boundary between a driveway and an entry walk in front of a Phoenix house. Lines etch the paving as well; to create them, the designers pressed pieces of rebar and all-thread rods into the poured-in-place concrete before it hardened. Sunny-hued angelita daisies, chosen because they can take the considerable reflected heat, fill the slots.

Design: Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Phoenix (


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