Reclaimed Area?

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    IMG_2468.JPG IMG_2469.JPG IMG_2472.JPG IMG_2468.JPG we have not yet filled in the former pond area. It's complicated due to the various slopes of the ground. I'm simply asking for any kind of idea as to what we could do with this area. Returned to sloped lawn it is pretty much unusable so that is why we are seeking a wide range of possibilities. Artistic, useful, different. No idea is a bad idea. We have an engineer, drainage specialist and soil crew at our disposal. One thing for sure is there will be evergreens planted to block the view of our neighbors house.

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    Looks like a nice little area, I'm curious to see what ideas people will bring
    I can't tell if it's easily accessible from the rest of the yard, a bit hidden or what?
     
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    How much sunlight (in hours per day) does this area receive?
     
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    Shaded light all day Meyer. We plan to have each of the three trees pruned so more direct light gets through. Reluctantly, considering taking out the Oklahoma redbud.
     
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    What about filling it with hostas? They have some great colors and are shade tolerant and would fill up that area nicely.
     
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    heuchera or corabells some call them .They come in lots of colors with a pretty big windchime
     
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    Not sure if you could do a sunken firepit/seating area
     
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    Ferns.
     
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    I thought so. May be a problem finding evergreens that get large enough quickly that will grow with limited sunlight. You can rule out any fir trees.
     
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    Xeriscape.
    Very low maintenance.
     
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    Exactly one of our ideas. Just wish they did not die back in the winter. They are a great surprise in the spring. We have several now. Thanks.
     
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    I haven't stayed current with xeriscape. Maybe a great choice. Thank you.
     
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    Another idea we are considering. Again, wish they stayed green year round.
     
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    This would make a very pretty shade garden @Big Lou . I would incorporate some structural elements to give you interest all year. Perhaps a couple of big boulders and a pretty bird bath. What about a fence along the wall to block the view? Then you could use it as a backdrop for some cool art work - I see so much beautiful stuff in garden centers now designed to be used outside. Metal work, glass work, etc.
     
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    Fire pits are forbidden here due to our heavy fire risk. Seating is certainly a nice option.
     
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    Great ideas Lisa! We have a huge garden center specializing in just things.
     
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    I think I would incorporate a little stepping stone path, too. Just to encourage wandering around in the shade garden.
     
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    What about the gas canister style? You turn them on and off.
     
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    Will do some research. Can you believe there is a noise ordinance regarding wind chimes!
     
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    Nope
     
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