Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We were down in the Frisco area the other day, which is a town just north of Dallas. 

As usual, Wild Bill was trying to take a "point A to point B" route while I was pointing and asking to turn around and go back. I was completely taken by the plantings on a corner house that has a side yard like ours. Well... the size is similar, but we don't have anything but grass in ours.

Our side yard slopes down too and I've been trying to get across the idea to my better half that we should put rock planters in to hold back the top of the yard.

Mondo grass like this is big in the South. I'd like to put ground cover or mondo grass below my imagined rock planter and a walkway above it. Putting in rock planters, a walkway and ground cover would do away with mowing that section of the yard and cut down on watering too.

These pictures are going in my "outdoor file" binder. Unfortunately, it will be a while before we get to the outside as the priority list inside is getting really long!

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  2. What a beautiful solution for a sloping piece of land. We put in a series of terraces in our very steeply sloped backyard, along with stairs on each end, and I have loved it ever since. It made the area completely useful as well as attractive. I wish you well with your garden--I think this is a lovely idea!

  3. Love this - I always love to stop and to look at interesting homes and gardens - this one is amazing! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  4. So lovely! I love Texas. All of the churches and yards are so much prettier than any of the other southwest/midwest areas I've seen. I'll be linking to this post on my list of travel links some Friday soon! =]