concrete staircase made of roman treads surrounded by pennisetum, echinacea 'white swan' + lavandula 'grosso' by botanica design, vancouver bc

concrete staircase made of roman treads surrounded by pennisetum, echinacea 'white swan' + lavandula 'grosso' by botanica design, vancouver bc - could we grow these plants in our climate?

Black privacy fence - the retaining wall creates a "sunken room" outdoors. Great idea for a terraced yard.

Privacy fence - I really like the way this is built (slat size, bracing, top finish and color). I also like the way the retaining wall creates a sort of sunken room outdoors. Very clever for a terraced yard.

Sweeps and Curves | Sue Townsend Garden Design | Idea to cover raised flower border with slate tiles if it keeps cracking

Diaphonous combination of Verbena bonariensis with Mexican Feather Grass in a raised bed (Sue Townsend garden design).

25 Wonderful Examples of Terraced Front Yard Gardens

25 Wonderful Examples of Terraced Front Yard Gardens

Pathway Lights. If your stairs are flanked by greenery, consider pathway lights, fitted with canopies to direct light downward. Garden lights tucked in grasses of staggered stairs by Botanica Design in Vancouver, BC.

Hardscaping 101: Stairway Lighting

If your stairs are flanked by greenery, consider pathway lights, fitted with canopies to direct light downward. Garden lights tucked in grasses of staggered stairs by Botanica Design in Vancouver, BC.

I like this idea - metal border, interesting steps. I think the tiny rocks would be annoying - keeping the stairs clean. Decomposed-granite steps edged with concrete nudge this path upslope in a backyard in Portola Valley, California.

38 Gorgeous Garden Paths

(Graduated) Stairway to heaven Decomposed-granite steps edged with concrete. (A Cor-Ten steel wall enhances the effect; ) Dasylirion and dwarf lavender line the path.

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