Town house living has many attractions. You have the comfort of your own home and a community to share the upkeep. Aging Boomers who no longer enjoy the bending and lifting of gardening and new home owners who view their patios as outdoor rooms, don't want extensive or fussy gardens. That doesn't mean you have to surrender to a concrete slab. These folks have surrounded their tiny patio with low maintenance flowering shrubs and bulbs. There's even a cluster of river birches as a privacy screen facing the road. The garden is newly planted, but there's enough for them to enjoy immediately and their choice of plants means it will age slowly and but comfortably.