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A Colorful, Small-Space Design

This small-space design is heavy on the plants and features a steady supply of color

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Landscape architect and author Billy Goodnick takes us on a tour of his favorite garden. It’s a study in how to combine a great variety of plants in very small spaces, getting everything to fit and still having beauty and interest throughout the year.

Working with limitations

One of the challenges of creating a front yard garden in a small space is how to manage pedestrian traffic and car space. There is always a place where the two run into each other, and Goodnick tries to avoid making guests walk up the driveway to get to the front door.

In this garden, he created a pedestrian entrance that, unfortunately, has to cross the driveway. Goodnick and his team used stamped concrete to look like stone for the pedestrian part of the path, which crosses a concrete driveway that has a much simpler texture to it.

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    LauraWilliams 01/15/2019

    Very useful information!!

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    DeweyMessier 01/16/2019

    Useful information!

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    BenjaminShaw 01/17/2019

    Great work!

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