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a muted palette of native plants harmonize with stepped terraces of stone and Corten steel, concrete walls and reflective glass at this residence in Wood River Valley, Ketchum, Idaho. Landscape designed by Lutsko Associates

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How To Make Your Landscape Blend In With the Surrounding Nature - an Award Winning Residential Design

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carex: The Central Garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’ (Variegated Society Garlic) under Crape Myrtles in the fall. Landscape design by Robert Irwin. Photo by Jane Auerbacher. remash: landscapehorticulture: in the central garden ~ nowhereonearth | jane auerbach

Graveling. Landscape architect, Bernard Trainor, achieved this zen-like driveway using a combination of clean lines, carefully choreographed plantings and sandy-colored-gravel. Photo by Jason Liske.

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How To Make Your Landscape Blend In With the Surrounding Nature - an Award Winning Residential Design

Ketchum Residence by Lutsko Associates, Ketchum, Idaho | Rows of native meadow plants and grasses terraced in Corten steel risers. Very modern (rows of monoculture dramatically call attention to each selection of plant). Note that the planting at the bottom, farthest from the house, is looser and mixed.

Corten retaining walls and raised concrete steppers Contemporary garden design

this drift look is what you want on your slope area / contemporary landscape by Adam Woodruff + Associates, Garden Artisans