Shady Little Garden
For a cozy, classy look, create a shady little garden complete with a seat wall for relaxation, rest and dining. Pam Cosce, of California-based Lazar Landscape Design and Construction, suggests planting shade-tolerant trailing plants up an existing fence or retaining wall. Use a variety of bacopa, veronica, campanula, ferns and heuchera, perfect for cooler climates. At the opposite end of the space, build a seat wall or add a water feature.