Chris and Corrina's Secret Garden

Small, Cool Outdoors Entry #42

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Name: Chris and Corrina G.
Location: Downey, California
Size: 134 square feet

Your Favorite Thing About Your Outdoor Space: Our space is very private (Secret Garden) and we get great breezes in the evening.

Biggest Design Challenge With This Space: When we moved into our house, there was only dirt and weeds in our space. The soil is very hard and sandy in some areas. We decided to use potted plants only, cover the ground with "weed cloth" and apply bark and gravel. We have the same type of soil in front of our house, which is also a small space. It gets full sun, and we have used wild flowers to brighten up this area.

Tips for Creating a Great Small Outdoor Space: It is important to remember that gardens are forever changing, and there really aren't any rules. Because our house is so small, our small garden space gives us an additional place to have coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening.

Thanks, Chris and Corrina, and good luck!

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