16 Simple Solutions for Small-Space Landscapes
Keep Plants Vertical, Not Horizontal - Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).:
A New Book Celebrates the Beauty of Contemporary English Gardens
Though one of the leaders of the New Perennial movement of naturalism in the garden, the late Henk Gerritsen, was also a master of highly artful interventions. At Waltham Place in Berkshire—the home of Orcillia and Nicholas F. Oppenheimer, chairman of the De Beers diamond-mining company—magnificent horseshoe-shaped hedges made of beech add rhythm to the Long Border. Each is accented by panaches of Stipa arundinacea grass, while connecting beds brashly combine interesting weeds (burdock, bindw...