A Garden Challenge
When transforming a small empty area into a usable space, select a theme or style as you would for any garden, but think small scale in its development. When buying plants, shrubs and trees, look for the words “dwarf” and “compact” and “miniture” attached to your favorites. Less is more, and a theme provides a single focus, which in turn allows you to enjoy the landscape as a whole instead of being distracted by out-of-place details. I created this “zen” garden which introduced peace, tranquility and intimacy to the space.