A gentle slope relies on shade-hardy plants for textural interest.

Big brush strokes of color — from the same plant — draw up the eye through the landscape; here, a bright red stretch of astilbe beckons at the top of the path.

A terra-cotta container offers a no-fuss way to integrate additional flowers and foliage along a slope.

The selection and placement of hardscape materials reinforces the style of a garden setting, as with these free-form stacked boulders at the path’s edge.

Bright blooms of yellow sedum soften the geometric angles of path and edging.

Wide and deep, the steps offer a leisurely stroll up the hill with plenty of shade-lovers for view along the way, including sedum and lamb’s ear.

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Source: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/hillside-landscaping-ideas/
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