Stones and pavers as a transition from patio to lawn. Plants would be in pots, including mint, lavender, lemongrass, basil etc - good handy kitchen garden and helps keep mozzies away
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Indian Sandstone with brick edging.
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A prospective landskaps-/trädgårdsarkitekt from Alnarp revisited totally a terraced garden in Lund. Trist lawn requiring mowing became a flourishing and exciting area that requires little maintenance.
greencube garden and landscape design, UK: Sculpture in the garden, greencube designs a sculptural ball garden
(Getty museum) Decomposted Granite is the "dirt" path we are thinking of! this website has lots of example pics and info on how to- http://thehumanfootprint.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/dg-patios-decomposed-granite/
Incredible modern rock garden