One of the honors I have is giving family member’s suggestions or designs on their surroundings when they move into a new home. Here is the design for a small space, a courtyard, behind a patio home. Even small spaces can be designed well and take advantage of the given situation. In this small space there were plenty of walls but not ground space. The walls, though dressed in brick, needed softening. Espaliered fruit trees are slated to be installed this fall to soften the brick’s appearance, as well as provide fruit in season.