In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape architect Stephanie Hubbard give suggestions for creating a big impact in a small city garden.
1. Make an impact by first choosing anchor shrubs to provide structure and to create a focal point to the garden.
2. Consider evergreen shrubs for color year-round, and dwarf varieties, which won’t grow too big for a small garden.
3. As a complement to the dark colors of the anchor shrubs, choose flowering plants and perennials.
4. Buy vines to plant along the sides of the bed. The vines will grow along the fence and lend color and texture to the front of the garden.