Any Design Ideas for My Sloping Backyard ? (Pictures)
I live in zone 6 (Huntington, West Virginia) and I'm building a new home. I'd love to hear your design ideas for my sloping back yard.
I haven't had a chance to test the soil yet but I suspect there is some clay. The area looks like it might get partial sun but it'll be hard to tell until the leaves on the trees fill in more later this spring.
The pictures shown are the back of my house. There will be a full length deck back there after the home is complete. I'm at a loss as to what to put on that back slope but I know I don't want to mow it. My tastes run to informal cottage gardens or things that smell nice or attract hummingbirds and butterflies. I'm also considering a small pond-less waterfall if budget permits.
I don't care much for hosta or ferns or ivy. I'm not big on red, orange, or white flowering plants either although a little splash of one of those colors might be okay. I much prefer yellows, blues, pinks, or purples.
So . . . what would you suggest?
Here is a link that might be useful: