‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places. The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate available practices, ideas and innovation for a better living planet ‘earth’. We collect these practices and ideas from various sources, and duly recognize and mention them in respective post.
A gentle slope relies on shade-hardy plants for textural interest.
– Big brush strokes of color — from the same plant — draw up the eye through the landscape; here, a bright red stretch of astilbe beckons at the top of the path.
– A terra-cotta container offers a no-fuss way to integrate additional flowers and foliage along a slope.
– The selection and placement of hardscape materials reinforces the style of a garden setting, as with these free-form stacked boulders at the path’s edge.
– Bright blooms of yellow sedum soften the geometric angles of path and edging.
Wide and deep, the steps offer a leisurely stroll up the hill with plenty of shade-lovers for view along the way, including sedum and lamb’s ear.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
– 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.
– With no spot along the slope for a resting spot, a bench offers a breather before the rise of the stairs.
– Shrubs and trees such as a full moon maple maintain year-round visual interest.
– Restrained yet elegant plants, including hostas, roses, and coralbells, provide a cohesive visual style.
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