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).

Small Yard & Small Garden Landscaping Ideas

Keep the garden vertical. 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).

Shrubs can add ample color and energy to your garden. The 10 best small evergreen shrubs recommended can provide a charming environment all year round.

10 Best Small Evergreen Shrubs

falkner gardens :: garden terrace at Mountain Brook, Alabama residence

falkner gardens :: walled courtyard garden terrace at Mountain Brook, Alabama residence featuring low boxwood hedge in front of arborvitae screen

Dwarf Alberta Spruce - A perfect cone shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense green needles which are soft to the touch. Excellent as a miniature Christmas tree in natural form, or as an artistically pruned topiary. Makes a formal statement in the garden. Superb container specimen. Evergreen.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce - A perfect cone shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense green needles which are soft to the touch. Would be good in container.

Landscape Design Tip: Wild and woodland gardens may consist of native plants or be a mix of ornamental and natural plantings such as grasses, mosses, ground covers, large and small shrubs, evergreen and deciduous trees. #landscapedesign

curves with rock dividing filler. Landscape Design Tip: Wild and woodland gardens may consist of native plants or be a mix of ornamental and natural plantings such as grasses, mosses, ground covers, large and small shrubs, evergreen and deciduous trees.

Small town garden with fruit tree. http://www.tuinen-tuinontwerp.nl/groenadvies/wp-content/gallery/kleine_stadstuin_2_1/kleine_stadstuin_6_20090919_1151296159.jpg

small does not mean constricted. notice the delightful little tree adding a sculptural inclination.

Privacy tress softened with white flowering shrubs.

Privacy tress (arbor vitae) softened with white flowering annuals (impatiens) and small perennials with variegated foliage.

The Forest Pansy is an incredibly beautiful small growing deciduous tree with colourful heart shaped foliage. Perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards.

The Forest Pansy is an incredibly beautiful small growing deciduous tree with colourful heart shaped foliage. Perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards. The Forest Pansy is an incred

Best Tree for Privacy Fence | ... japonicum, tree privet, planted as raised screening for privacy

Ligustrum japonicum, tree privet, planted as raised screening for privacy-- Great option for privacy trees outside master bath window and/or hot tub area.

Unique Small Evergreen Trees For Landscaping

There are two types of specialty trees to begin with but their difference relies not on their plant type but on the meaning behind their classification. One type of specialty trees are plants that are rare and difficult to find;

Evergreens Reign Supreme  Evergreens are the backbone of any cold-climate winter garden. Evergreen trees and shrubs, like the compact Colorado spruce shown here (grown as a standard), contribute color, texture, and form regardless of snow cover.

Winter Landscape Tips from the Test Garden

Evergreens Reign Supreme Evergreens are the backbone of any cold-climate winter garden. Evergreen trees and shrubs, like the compact Colorado spruce shown here (grown as a standard), contribute color, texture, and form regardless of snow cover.

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