• Credit: Thomas Mailaender

A landscape product usually helps maintain, contain, or beautify an outdoor environment, but in the case of the Chair to Garden collection, the product itself becomes part of the landscape. The collection, produced by Paris-based 5.5 Designers, features an armless chair, a table, and a bench with one, two, or no arms.

Each piece is made from cast concrete with a reservoir for a growing medium. In the case of the chair, the back is a planter; the bench also has a planter in the back as well as space for two more optional planters serving in the place of arms; and the table edge has a shallow lip that can hold dirt or gravel. There is enough room in the planters for the root system of small topiary or flowers. The table's lip is deep enough for grass. Drainage holes in all three of the furniture pieces ensure that plants will not drown.


  • Scrolled edging stone
Haddonstone
www.haddonstone.com
Solid stone construction edging
Subtle scroll design on the front, flat on the back
Four components available, including a straight-run piece, left and right end pieces, and an edging post
    Scrolled edging stone Haddonstone www.haddonstone.com Solid stone construction edging Subtle scroll design on the front, flat on the back Four components available, including a straight-run piece, left and right end pieces, and an edging post


  • Metal mesh fencing
GKD
www.gkdmetalfabrics.com
Continuous-run metal fabrics that can be finished into custom applications
Several standard flexible and rigid fabric profiles available Seen here in the 185 Corwin project in San Francisco designed by local firm Steel Cherry
    Metal mesh fencing GKD www.gkdmetalfabrics.com Continuous-run metal fabrics that can be finished into custom applications Several standard flexible and rigid fabric profiles available Seen here in the 185 Corwin project in San Francisco designed by local firm Steel Cherry


  • Adobe collection
Eldorado Stone
www.eldoradostone.com
Three profiles-Bautista, Carmelo, and Solano-mimic the texture, shape, and color of adobe bricks
Can be installed over concrete masonry units to create raised beds
    Adobe collection Eldorado Stone www.eldoradostone.com Three profiles-Bautista, Carmelo, and Solano-mimic the texture, shape, and color of adobe bricks Can be installed over concrete masonry units to create raised beds


  • Lakeside bench collection
Landscape Forms
www.landscapeforms.com
Available in backed and backless versions
Marsh Grasses and Leaves patterns are cut out of sheet steel, with aluminum seat surfacing
Designed by Chicago architect Margaret McCurry
    Lakeside bench collection Landscape Forms www.landscapeforms.com Available in backed and backless versions Marsh Grasses and Leaves patterns are cut out of sheet steel, with aluminum seat surfacing Designed by Chicago architect Margaret McCurry


  • SurfaceFlow irrigation system
Jardinier
www.jardiniercorp.com
A pressure-compensating emitter, controlling water flow on its way to irrigate plants
More-controlled water usage than sprayhead or rotor systems
Emitter tubes are trimmed just below mow height to not interfere with landscaping
    SurfaceFlow irrigation system Jardinier www.jardiniercorp.com A pressure-compensating emitter, controlling water flow on its way to irrigate plants More-controlled water usage than sprayhead or rotor systems Emitter tubes are trimmed just below mow height to not interfere with landscaping