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While you may want to plant everything at once, you should really try to nail down your plan first as a small garden can be overwhelmed quickly by haphazard planting. Try to keep things simple and avoid a hodgepodge…repeat garden elements. An example would be, rather than planting a wide assortment of plants, use a few types repeatedly in different areas of the garden. Rely on just two or three that best express the garden's mood. Choose one or two types, say pavings, walkways, and use those same materials throughout the garden to create a visual, as well as a physical, connection.