Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

DeborahB1952(9)September 20, 2012

We are relandscaping our mid-century, modern house in Sacramento. We have built large (approx. 20 feet by 4 feet), rectangular, redwood planter boxes that step down an incline in our front yard. We're looking for a low-profile, contemporary look...perhaps with rocks. Any ideas for plants? We're thinking mondo grasses, blue fescue, etc., but we've got alot of space to cover. Thanks.

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    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 3:13PM
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You might consider using cacti and succulents. They offer a lot of variety, often with low maintenance.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 5:34PM
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Thanks so much. I've looked at I love...but hadn't seen those images. Great.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 8:33PM
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Macrobiota/Siberian cypress is a low-growing evergreen that looks wonderful with rocks and spreads to about 6 feet. It looks almost like water flowing around the rocks. I'm not sure what its water needs are; we get plenty here.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:53AM
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