I don’t have a small yard, but I nevertheless sat down with a new book called “The Less Is More Garden” by landscape designer Susan Morrison, and came away with numerous practical ideas for fine-tuning the design of my outdoor world.
One thing that struck me in particular: Susan’s advice on what goes into developing a signature style for your garden—and who doesn’t want that? Susan Morrison is a landscape designer based in the Bay Area of California known especially for her experience on solving the puzzle that small-space gardens can pose. Her own backyard is just 30 by 60 feet, but anything but boring.
The subtitle of her new book, “The Less Is More Garden,” is “Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard,” but even big-yard types like myself have plenty to learn from Susan’s ideas.