An island garden makes a great focal point in a small yard. Use large containers and ornaments with bold bright colors. An island is viewed from all angles so plant tall, full plants in the center, to inspire a feeling of abundance. Even if you have no yard at all you can still create an inviting garden like atmosphere. Give it an inviting bistro-like effect with a simple small table and chairs encircled with large containers turns a small space into an inviting setting for neighbors to stop by and chat, or privacy an intimate evening with your spouse.