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Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

Posted by DeborahB1952 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 13:07

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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RE: Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

try this site
http://www.houzz.com/modern-planter


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RE: Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

You might consider using cacti and succulents. They offer a lot of variety, often with low maintenance.


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RE: Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

Thanks so much. I've looked at houzz.com...which I love...but hadn't seen those images. Great.


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RE: Plants for Contemporary, Step-Down, Terraced Garden

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.


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