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Johanna wrote:
What are the plants integrated with the steps? How much maintenance is invoved with this approach to keep the look intact?
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Barbara
Does anyone know if it requires full sun or shade?
October 1, 2013 at 7:55am   
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rinqreation
I guess you could do this in a shady space with different ground covering plants. But regularly spray some vinegar (about one cup vinegar in 5 cups water) on the steps to prevent slippery alges. The picture above looks sunny/half shade to me.
October 1, 2013 at 2:39pm   
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Becky Harris added this to 20 Ways to Get the Cottage Garden Look
13. Incorporate rocks and gravel wherever possible. This can mean a slate patio, a gravel path, stone steps or incorporating existing boulders and exposed ledge.
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I love to see hillside steps designed with natural materials like rock or stone. They fit so beautifully into the garden, as if they have always been there. Tuck a few flowers into the little nooks and crannies created by the natural rock steps. They will slow you down and remind you to enjoy the journey. The destination will take care of itself.
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Here, sweet alyssum and santolina naturally charm a rocky setting with shades of silver and white.
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Planting notes. Plant in a sunny site in well-drained soil. Water regularly until the plant is established, but do not overwater. No fertilizing is necessary to keep it blooming, but if you need to fertilize neighboring plants, alyssum will accept it without complaint. It is actually a fairly drought-tolerant plant and can be used in rock gardens, but it will look a little fuller and more vibrant if given average water.
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Refine your plant palette. Now on to the fun part. Creating a plant palette can be a daunting task for many gardeners, so here are some pointers.Limit your colors but explore shapes and textures. Bright warm oranges and gaudy pinks may be overpowering in a relaxation garden. If you study the garden shown here, you will find that the color palette is extremely limited. The majority of plants used in this garden are either bluish gray or tan. Green is used to subtly weave continuity into this space and to give the eye a place to rest. Likewise, most of the plants are mounding with a few accents of spikes. This mounding form is reinforced by boulders. What gives this garden a punch of interest is really the enormous variation in texture, from the rock steps and boulders to the various leaf textures. Limiting the color palette and shapes creates a sensory foundation of comfort so that the viewer is encouraged to explore the wonderful variety of textures.

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