This mix of easy annuals and tough perennials will beautify any slope. Follow this garden plan to get the look in your green space.

By Jenny Krane
Updated May 23, 2019

Filling a hillside with colorful plants that stop erosion is a win-win for the yard. Cottage flowers like Shasta daisies, Black-eyed Susans, and lupines add height and classic color to the design, while lower-growing plants like petunias, sedum and candytuft fill in the open spaces with delicate texture. This plan is perfect for any sloped section of the yard but does especially well as a border bed next to stairs or a path.

Jerry Pavia

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Fill a tough spot in the garden with colorful annuals and perennials.

Garden size: 13 by 17 feet

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Left: Peter Krumhardt
Center: Andy Lyons
Right: Dean Schoeppner

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