Yew in background is deer eaten, will fill out in a bit ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden ) I will encourage the Hakone grass ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden ) The grey plant is carnations. I plan to remove the green daisy in the middle ( photo / image / picture from Cayuga Morning's Garden ) I rehabbed this garden area last spring, removing a giant yew (25? years old), and otherwise simplifying the arrangement. I am trying to move toward a 'less is more' philosophy: more of fewer kinds of plants. It unfortunately runs counter to my true nature: I seem to attract clutter, plants, people, the complications of life! In the third photo, I have a low growing grey/green carnation planted coming down the slope. Then there is a daisy planted in the middle,which I will remove. At the bottom is more carnation. The plan is for the carnations to like like a river flowing down the slope. I plan to do the same with the green iris cristata growing just to the left of the carnation, have it flow to the retaining wall, maybe grow a little into the carnations then spill out at the bottom. What do you think?