What to do when you love to entertain but are faced with a small long and narrow backyard? Using vertical elements to bring visual interest, a low stone wall carries the eye forward to the deck as you enter the yard. It provides space for many to sit around a cozy fire. The change in elevation from patio to deck adds interest and beautifully separates function while keeping views open. The black screen further defines this elegant outdoor dining room. Limiting the colour pallet to various shades of green and white, the plantings capture the subtle play of foliage textures and height. The garden plant choices change with the season to work in harmony with the natural backdrop of the adjacent woodlot so the landscape no longer feels small and narrow. There is plenty of room for everyone - care to join in?