olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
Bamboo is often the tree of choice in a Zen garden. It is simple yet elegant; Complemented by gray gravel and rocks, this garden — made by Ververka Architects — shows how a modern home can benefit from a centuries-old concept.