City Backyard Garden
Turn any small space into an oasis with the right plants.
"My friend Barry has created an aspiring oasis in his small, urban backyard. Each corner is well considered, yet packed to the gills with an ever-changing palette of exciting flowers and unusual plants," says Gayla. "Take the eastern wall of his deck for example — so much is packed into a small space, yet looking at it is soothing, like a long, deep breath. The highlight here is ‘Goldheart’ English ivy, a dwarf variety that contrasts beautifully with the plain concrete wall dividing his deck and the neighbour’s."