Notice how dark the soil is compared to the first photo ! I added a ton of soil amendments and built up the area into a raised bed to give it added interest.
This lovely contemporary home has another tiny urban plot. The homeowner client did not want grass and as an interior designer with good taste she didn't want the cookie-cutter developer's landscape ( you know the one - boxwood, boxwood and more boxwood ! ) .
To the left is my favorite evergreen, Hinoki cypress. Next to it are two dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangeas. This garden was completed in one day. When the client left in the morning it looked like the top photo and when she returned, much to her surprise and delight, she had a garden that looked as if it had been there for sometime.
Sigh. Another satisfied customer.