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The Bishop's Garden on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

The Bishop's Garden on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington DC

Edge of driveway and retaining wall plantings-note reliance on foliage and texture variation

Edge of driveway and retaining wall plantings-note reliance on foliage and texture variation

Slope ApproachSlope  PREV  2/11  NEXT  Slope Approach        Pretty plants and trees make quick work of a steep incline.        The design of a slope is as much about the approach as it is about the angle of the hill; here, a grass path sinuously curves around plantings to draw visitors toward the stairs.        Retaining walls present a garden conundrum: How do you dress them up without them looking fussy? A series of simple metal trellis and flowering vines does the trick here.

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Slope ApproachSlope PREV 2/11 NEXT Slope Approach Pretty plants and trees make quick work of a steep incline. The design of a slope is as much about the approach as it is about the angle of the hill; here, a grass path sinuously curves around plantings to draw visitors toward the stairs. Retaining walls present a garden conundrum: How do you dress them up without them looking fussy? A series of simple metal trellis and flowering vines does the trick here.

~Single Vertical Plane~  This vertical plane provides no sense of enclosure but defines boundaries or edges of a spatial field.

~Single Vertical Plane~ This vertical plane provides no sense of enclosure but defines boundaries or edges of a spatial field.

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