John and MaryAnn Thesing live in a little pocket of Zone 6, in Ohio, where they've created a charming garden of dwarf Japanese Maples and bonsai. The Thesings explain how they transformed from indifferent to passionate gardeners over the years, as well as sharing some great photos of their garden in full splendor with us in today's My Garden.
Our garden is located in Euclid, Ohio, and is featured on our city’s pond and garden tour. Our garden is on a small 50’-x-125’ residential lot, but we did not let the small space stop us from giving our garden a large presence with great use of space. We like to use contrasting color and texture in our garden. Because of the small space we like to use dwarf, rare, and unusual plants to give our garden a larger feel.