Real estate agents love to talk “curb appeal”. In Toronto’s Cabbagetown, home-owners have taken this concept to a whole new level. Here are some ways home-proud gardeners have created teeny, tiny front yards that can make any sidewalk stroller do an “Oh, wow!” Click on any image to get more info.
On a corner lot, the front yard has been transformed into a quiet oasis. They used a crane to hoist the huge rocks imported from Manatoulin Island into place.
The distance from sidewalk to front door of this home is only about 10 feet. The curving front path makes the trip from street to home a little more fun. A metal arch covered in a blooming white clematis all the more welcoming.
A huge shade tree, smack in the middle of a postage stamp-sized front garden, looks less like a huge elephant in the garden as it lends a hand supporting hanging planters.
Grass is beside the point when your front yard is so small that you wouldn’t be able to turn your lawn mower around. This lush garden includes a small fountain–a popular feature.
Another home on a corner lot plays up the gorgeous red brick on the side of the house with a simple arrangement of shrubs, hosts, an ornamental grass and one strategically place container planted with a loud pop of yellow blooms.
Here’s another great example of how a simple garden (in this case, just a tree and one type of flower) can look stunning without over complicating a tiny area just by the power of contrast.