This little back garden had good bones to work with. The gravel paths and retaining walls were in place while the mature trees and lilac worked. Other elements, however, needed addressing. The property was originally fenced with chain-link and the beds required work. Privacy was also lacking. We replaced the chain-link with a cedar fence, reshaped the beds into larger areas with more sinuous curves and added many varieties of evergreen plants and ground cover to bring scent, texture and year-round interest.