Build a backyard retaining wall with concrete blocks and then adorn it with stone facade. Nice!

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See this image on Landscaping Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Emu Park Capricorn Coast: "balmoral" link block stairs.

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I like an undulating flower bed that is less formal.  I grew all the pink impatiens from seed in my basement under lights.  My kids laughingly call it my grow op.  Saves a lot of money and the plants are further ahead as  I could not plant this year until late May.  This picture is taken in early August and by late September the beds have been cleaned and are ready for winter and snow.

Use varying heights of planting to bring the eye upward. Nice mix of color, heights, and decor.

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by boxwood and Japanese fern grass - I like the planting around the retaining wall

Chinese Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides on espalier wires, underplanted with Corokia Balls, Corokia Geentys Ghost

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A new garden with several garden tiers and new growth. The stone retaining walls will keep the arrangements separate.

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