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Project by BenhamDesign posted 08-31-2014 04:45 PM 644 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This staircase was cut into the side of the hill right outside my front door, heading down to the lower level just outside the daylight basement. That area will soon be zero scaped with some decorative rock. However for this project the stairs where the first priority from this spring.
There wasn’t too much fussing around with the stairs, as we have sandy soil in this area of Colorado. The sand made it easy to level and set the stones in place. Around the steps, we planted some wooly time and it filled in nicely around the steps as the summer has gone on. I’m not sure what the taller yellow flowers, going down the side are called. I think they are a wild flower in this area, because they are growing all over the adjacent field.

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BenhamDesign

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hardiness zone 5b

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-14-2014 12:39 PM

I really like the look of the stone steps. .... and am so envious of your sandy soil. I put down stone steps several years ago in my lower garden, but the digging was hard, as we have a lot of clay, small stone rubble, and a lot of cedar roots to manoeuvre around.

Looking good. Keep up the good work.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 09-15-2014 12:36 PM

The path looks lovely. I like the way the plants grow between the rocks.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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