Make a Sense of Space. Soft colors such as white and pastel pinks, purples, and blues can make your garden feel larger because they seem like they're farther away. Maximize the effect by planting bolder shades of red, orange, or yellow up close.
Stacked Stone Bench ~ Features That Create an Outstanding Garden ~ Add Interest. Focus a space with benches, birdbaths, containers, boulders, and sculpture. Here's a good way to use my leftover granite - right along the path .
A rusty door at the old Alcatraz maximum security prison in San Francisco. This door, once painted green, has rusted out over the years due to a lack of maintenance and is now a symbol of neglect - Photo by Matt Ragen -