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Old 05-17-2019, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Scottdale, Ga
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Good morning folks! I bought a new house last summer and am ready to finally tackle some landscaping projects. To one side of my house there is a tiered area incorporating some huge rocks. Right now it's pretty barren. There were some overgrown, ugly Leyland cypresses right at the fence line that I recently had removed. The other side of the fence is the back of my driveway.

I'm interested in hearing opinions about what would look good there. I don't really want anything that would grow as high as the fence. I will likely remove the shrub on the left of the picture. I live in Zone 7 (metro Atlanta area) This part of my backyard gets a lot of sun since removing the Leylands.

Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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If you want to keep it low the first thing that comes to my mind is sedum. You can add winecups, pachysandra, or vinca.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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Rock garden, or cascading plants, like petunias, lobelia, bacopa, verbena.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Scottdale, Ga
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Thank you for the suggestions.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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It'd be planting rosemary and letting it cascade over the rocks.
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