stone steps and clipped greens
stone terrace steps
Skyrocket juniper or emerald arborvitae hedge or privacy screen with foundation-style plantings of peonies and ... um ... something else.
Succulants on and around stone steps
I great way to transition from one level of the yard to the next with these natural stone steps and stone garden wall.
Check out this backyard landscaping idea and more great tips on @worthminer
courtyard with gravel -interesting deep concrete rill?