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Love this idea of using pallets for an outdoor table! No link to a website, just a photo for inspiration.

Love this idea of using pallets for an outdoor table! No link to a website, just a photo for inspiration.

Dwarf Standard Lilac ~ really a shrub, but thought I would also show in the Ornamental Tree section because of its form.

Dwarf Standard Lilac ~ really a shrub, but thought I would also show in the Ornamental Tree section because of its form.

15. Create a focal point. As with adding character, a focal point takes attention off the size of the space. Arthur likes to use water features. He's even added a single large planter right in the center of a small backyard to draw the eye into the center and push the walls away. "It's a trick of the eye," he says.

15. Create a focal point. As with adding character, a focal point takes attention off the size of the space. Arthur likes to use water features. He's even added a single large planter right in the center of a small backyard to draw the eye into the center and push the walls away. "It's a trick of the eye," he says.

contemporary patio/seating area with pale decking and stone path around an artificial lawn - Outdoor Creations -

contemporary patio/seating area with pale decking and stone path around an artificial lawn - Outdoor Creations -

Raised Flower Bed- I want to do this around our front tree since it's branches are so low it's a pain to mow around.  Plus, then there's more room for flowers!

Raised Flower Bed- I want to do this around our front tree since it's branches are so low it's a pain to mow around. Plus, then there's more room for flowers!