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Designer Judy Kameon wanted Benson's stairs, which are made of landscape ties, to wind through a sea of plants, slowing the uphill walk and inviting visitors to enjoy the colors and textures of grasses and fragrant herbs.

The first rule of stair-side plants: What grows by your feet gets extra attention. The etched leaves of Hedera helix 'Needlepoint,' the gold-plumed Stipa tenuissima, and Lavandula 'Grosso,' which releases its scent when rubbed, all reward close scrutiny.

Have a seat... retaining wall

Leaf Magazine Autumn 2012

very cool concrete pavers + gravel #modernpavers #moderndriveway

Garden Design Ideas : concrete pads and aggregate. This is exactly how my family should have fixed the hill in our backyard growing up! No grasses though, attract snakes!

Beautiful Small Urban Gardens | Fresh and Beautiful Urban Gardens 2011 - Ideas Design Ideas - Interior ...

Small Urban Garden with Lots of Green by Rees Roberts + Partners LLC. Love the green wall.

Garden and pool of decorator and landscape designer, Michael Trapp.

Garden and pool of decorator and landscape designer Michael Trapp. Would even work in a small backyard. No one needs a huge pool.

Front Path and Victorian Townhouse Front Garden

Lawn Alternatives for the Modern Yard


Provence ~ France/love the grass in between the stone pavers parfait pour le driveway!

Ivy trained to run across the riser and meet the other side

Such a great idea to put some groundcover between stairs in an outdoor space! This green groundcover looks great aginast the contrast of the dark red brick stairs. The iron railing isn't a bad touch either!

Villa Allargentario in Tuscany, Italy

These steps are lovely :: villa all’argentario ~ lazzarini pickering architetti

Modern Succulents Garden.

Wonderland Park Residence - Fiore Landscape Design - not sure where those steps lead but - nice :-)

Grasses in garden curbside

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

mass planted sedums with grey, weathered deck

Sedum, Great use of plants to break up the edges of this deck. The combination of Sedum spectible and the grasses creates a real softness to the planting scheme. Pinned to Garden Design by Darin Bradbury.