Flagstone is another good choice for a patio in your yard.
Gardens by Jeffrey Bale (facebook.com/GardensByJeffreyBale)
DIY Patio Instructions, looks like it may be circled around a fire pit? With creeping ground plants in between flag stones! :)
Rock garden Plants - I would love this!
Enthused Monkey: Crafty DIY : Decked Garden Terrace
Simple but effective
Rockery slope steps. A lovely way to take your garden up and down different levels.
A sloping garden built by Wyld Landscapes by landscaper33, via Flickr
Chelsea FS 1994. Design: Peter Tinsley. Alpine rock garden, Spring flowering alpine perennials May, by John Glover.
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