Natural Playgrounds Company built a slide into a constructed hill at an elementary school as shown here in Glens Falls, N.Y. The embankment slide is safer than tower slides with ladders. Scattered boulders, random dirt steps, rough terrain and varied plantings add to the rich textures and varied experiences on Natural Playgrounds.
Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What
Artemisia Keep foliage color in mind when you plan your perennial border. Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements. Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches.
This looks like the underground dwelling of the Tuatha de Danaan, or "Children of Danu", the mythological mother goddess of the Irish Celts. Creatures such as leprechauns and other Fairy Folk were known to inhabit these places, particularly under the burial mounds, which were also known as the fairy mounds for that reason.