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Backyard dry streambed of river rocks.../

The dry streambed of river rocks that seems to flow from one lawn-pond to the other in the upper, contemplative area of this small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Japanese Forest grass is so pretty.

Plant a path with sedum sarmentosum - spreads rapidly - good for poor soils.

Sedum sarmentosum - Spreads rapidly, almost invasive. Good for extremely poor soils. Idea for planting along ditch. Stringy stonecrop, Sedum sarmentosum, is probably the fastest-growing sedum around -- at least in the cold-hardy species.

Foliage ground covers. Well-placed foliage can be just as stunning as flowers and many are very low maintenance.

Ground cover in the garden: Well-placed foliage, between stepping stones, can be just as stunning as flowers and many are very low maintenance. Between the variegated liriope and the patio?

I like how the small stones make a gradual bank for the pond.

A path made of stepping stones (*tobi-ishi 飛石) placed in a shallow garden pond or stream. The stones (called sawatobi-ishi 沢飛石) serve to extend a path across the watercourse, often lea

Almost a mystical feeling evoked here - very Japanese garden æsthetic, and I love the sightlines and the motion generated by the curves there.

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Great shade garden with nice textures of ferns and hosta.

Strutbräken Ostrich Ferns 'Matteuccia struthiopteris' Native zone 3 ~ Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil The tightly wound immature fronds, fiddleheads, are also used as a cooked vegetable,

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traditional landscape by Glenna Partridge Garden Design The combination of hostas, ferns and grasses in this photo provides layers of texture that create visual interest, even though there are no blooms. This would work beside your patio.

Astilbe in Edith Wharton's garden at The Mount, Lenox, MA | Hot ...

Astilbe refined grace for perennial borders shade garden along with Hostas and Ferns Lush deeply cut foliage is attractive for the entire season, colored from green to bronze rich moist soil and partial shade blooms early summer