Inexpensive building materials such as gravel, cinder blocks, and pressure-treated wood form the backbone of the design. Tile backboard and salvaged plywood, stained a soft blue and attached to a custom frame, give the tiny yard privacy.
Easy patio entry Decorative and functional, a dry-laid flagstone and mulch path leads the way to a patio retreat. A border of ferns and red-flowered Cuphea ignea creates a leafy entry. In the back planter, a tall mallow hedge screens a vegetable garden.