Gardens - Small Gardens

10 tips for a spectacular small garden

Create your own private little oasis with expert tips from a landscape architect


7. Plant keeping what Kent calls the “architecture of plant material” in mind: don’t overplant, but plant in masses to give a clear shape to your plant groupings. For Canada Blooms, he designed several diagonal bands of yews (Taxus media ‘Hicksii’) and underplanted them with rivers of hellebores (Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’), heuchera and spring bulbs such as daffodils.


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