Thursday, June 10, 2010

Checkerboard Flooring

Checkerboard flooring, below, in shade. Grass won't grow.
12" X 12" concrete squares.


Gorgeous all year. Affordable, low-maintenance, unskilled labor, rain water only. Add crocus, scilla, blue grape hyacinths.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Yesterday's client's office has a black/white checkerboard floor. Soon the garden outside her windows will have checkerboard flooring too.
Pic taken last week in Susanne Hudson's garden. She installed the checkerboard flooring herself. 18" X 18" concrete squares? Too heavy. Unskilled labor & woman powered.

8 comments:

Terry said...

I have a major week spot for these hop scotch pavers.

La Maison Fou said...

Thank you for that! I sus pect I have been looking for a solution to a rather shady problem like that of my own!
Thank you I appreciate the inspiration!

L.

Desert Dweller said...

Cool-o-rama!

In that shade, I could also see groups of some sqs with Rain Lily / Zephyranthes spp., Manfreda spp., Pale Yucca / Yucca pallida, Yarrow, or even some Thyme.

In sun, groups of sqs with Dahlberg Daisy / Thymophylla tenuiloba or some other weedy composite.

Katie said...

It's just a wonder I didn't make any attempts to establish permanent residence in this garden when I was on tour. It was better than I imagined from all those times I drove past it trying to peer over the fence....soo good.....

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Ok, details pls. Pavers on top of grass OR dig out the spot. THAT would be labor-intensive...this is a GREAT look!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

LOVE these checkerboard squares- gorgeous!

琬真 said...

Judge not a book by its cover.............................................................

Devon said...

This is pure whimsy and is entirely fantastic. I'd love to copy this for the parking area we now need in our back yard (due to the car being smashed out on the street in front of our house!) and I think this would be brilliant!