River Bed Idea - this post has a video showcasing a gorgeous home! There are a lot of landscaping ideas on it!!!
From BHG: A flagstone path leading down the slope offers a different character and textural contrasts.In place of a rail or a fence, mid-height shrubs fill the space to the narrow side of the path. Several hostas, which cascade over the stair-stepped path, soften the wood edge. Shrubs and steadfast perennials, such as daylilies, congregate at the crown of the hill.
make it natural and winding hillside steps have been planted to wildflower garden More
grotto built into steep slope
Even the large stone stairs seem to "spill" from an upper lawn to a lower one, as water would spill between ponds, in this scene from the upper, walking garden in this otherwise small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Imagine the boulders as pondside platforms and the Japanese Bloodgrass as cattails in this Zen-like interpretation of a traditional Japanese rock garden. Design by Sander Groves landscapes, Inc.
steep hill garden - Google Search
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