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Spiritual Gardens (not religious) rustic-landscape

Spiritual Gardens (not religious)


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as1619 wrote:
Backyard landscaping - We have a huge retainer wall in our back yard. Probably 8 ft high at highest poing and sloping down on both sides. Wall is approximately 25 to 30 ft from back patio entrance. I do not know what to do with this. I NEED HELP. I need professional advice and when I contact local nurseries, they seem to not have any ideas. Thank you for your time.
   Comment   June 1, 2012
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Do you have a picture of your yard area with the wall? How much sun is it getting? How much maintenance do you want? Color options? I worked at a nursery for a while and still enjoy plants and landscaping
June 1, 2012 at 5:14PM   
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A custom designed fireplace or wall fountain would be just right for a wall that is 8 feet high. Along the outer portions you could build lower planter walls to add softening elements and texture/color.
June 2, 2012 at 9:17AM     
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tiles - What sort of tiles/stone was used on the floor? thanks, for an A-level project.
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Gazing balls. Also known as "yard globes," these mirrored spheres may seem somewhat strange to some. During the Victorian era, servants used the mirrored ball as a clever way to check on guests throughout their meals. Ever since I learned this, I've found them to be uniquely interesting.
You might think this garden sphere is breaking all the subtle rules of intrigue by being placed on a pedestal in full view. But this ball still fits into the design seamlessly because it works as a visual extension of the pillar and the stairway. Instead of sticking out like a sore thumb in the middle of a vegetable garden, it creates a 360-degree view up the rock stairs and to the garden behind. What a wonderful way to begin a journey!

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I like the rough and ready look and the plants climbing up the side of the steps
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gazing ball
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Nice bench and table with pop of color
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stairway or path with plants covering the edges to soften look
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front yard
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retainer wall elements... type of plants tuscan
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Escaliers extérieurs
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Retaining wall
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mix of plants up a stairway; materials and focus
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Hubby loves the gazing ball.
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Retaining walls
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Like the paving bricks
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Brick steps
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March 21, 2014
Do not like these steps. Would prefer stone
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Brick stairs
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Stairs, cement walls and "seating spots" here and there
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Rustic stairway
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I like the brick stairs
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Really like steps and curve of stairs!
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love the blue green garden
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pool bed wall and steps
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Gazing ball for back yard
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transition area from patio to steps
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Walkway down to the pool. Like the pavers.
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The plants cascading over the rocks
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Lowered patio
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parking pad steps
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Dallage et style
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desert landscaping ideas
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brick rustic
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Nice globe
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beautiful old world look
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Altermnative floor for patio
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nice but need a little wider
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nice planting ideas
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Rustic look
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side stones
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brick garden wall
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For wall with water feature
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love the bricks
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For front steps, maybe? Instead of copying Penny's?
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Patio plants
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Awesome stairs
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garden steps
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great garden area
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Back yard steps
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Stone and steps.
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mixed plants
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back yard bank
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Wide red bricks
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rustic curved stairs
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ideas for the west side of the house
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gazing ball by front door garden?
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grey plants
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Cement and brick combination
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Landscape. Simple not this busy. Pretty
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planting ideas
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pavers perpindicular to house
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LOVE brick stairs
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brick steps
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steps, bench
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two rows of retainer wall
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brick pavers as slope steps; wondering if they used mortar, too
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Steps up to retaining wall planter
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Marches chalet
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Bright colored bench
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Me encanta
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cute stone steps
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Successful crowding of plants
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lovely rock stairs
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Apartment stairs and herbs
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Maybe a bench area up front. Plants a little too messy
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stairs for wall
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the steps
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love the steps
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Stair steps
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garden space
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like all the vegetation
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Height brings eye up
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romantic garden
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Garden Blue/greens
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outdoor steps
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brushed concrete walls
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Could be perfect solution ..... To steps
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Steps from door to patio
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curving outdoor stair up
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multilevel and stone floor
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Photo spot
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garden steps
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Garden space
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We have lots of these elements already.
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bench under bedroom window
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Silver globes ��
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Back steps to higher level
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shere on cloumn
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kinda sloppy but a trimmed version of this is grreat for like a secret garden or something....
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steps in garden
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Love how it is incorporated without looking too contrived
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The whole look!
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not the gazing ball!!
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Light bollard
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stone patio
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growth around steps
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material idea
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Plants close to the stairs in front?
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The planting d steps
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