The Challenge of a Hill . . .
The hill behind our house is quite steep and is basically made up of sand. When I started landscaping it, I had to give each bush and plant its own enormous planting hole amended with lots of compost.
1 of 10: Five years ago I began the 'challenge' of putting a garden on this hill. The next 'before' photo shows just how many changes those years have brought.
2 of 10: Pretty barren, wasn't it . . . My husband built the steps using stones we found when digging for the garden.
9 of 10: Some of the plants I've used on the hill are junipers, hydrangeas, azaleas, astilbes, spirea, daylilies, hostas, ornamental grasses, cranesbill -- the list goes on and on.