landscaping on a slope and dealing with an abundance of shade in this garden, levels
Building a cheap terraced hill-side garden. The outcome in the blog isnt sexy, but the concept is there and I bet this could be done pretty elegantly for just as low a cost. Picture stacked terraces with flowers overflowing…
My yard (Zone 4/5): I have about a quarter of an acre, facing South on a hill with the NE corner being the lowest point. I mix edibles into the landscape as much as possible (I have had guests insist on going outside to look at the watermelon plants growing in the front flower beds before they will believe that the watermelon they are eating was grown here). I do have a fenced in garden area (with 8 beds, 4 feet by 8 feet) for the things that the rabbits just wont leave alone!
An informal stone raised bed design features individual boulders stacked and fitted to create a foundation for productive gardens. This mounded garden illustrates a type of raised bed known as hugelkultur (German for “hill culture”). Plants in hugelkultur raised beds reach mature size more quickly than in traditional planting beds and need very little watering.
I am thinking it would be fun to landscape some areas in my backyard. Looking for fun ideas
Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
Love this dry stream–great idea for runoff from a slope as suggested or in my case from our geothermal system. By Jan Johnsen/Serenity in the Garden
Your address on plant pots! too cute! 20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal
Descriptive article (and helpfu photos) to build DIY raised bed gardens
Hillside Garden Boxes – Raised bed gardening on a hill