Small-Space Gardening

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Small-space gardening ideas from Southern Patio.

Small-space gardening ideas from Southern Patio.

Just because you don’t have a lot of space doesn’t mean you can’t have an awesome garden. Whether you live in an apartment, a condo or just a house with a tiny yard, it’s easy to turn your mini-sized space into an amazing garden paradise.

First, make use of whatever opportunities are already there. Mount a window box on a window ledge. A window box mounted on a window ledge takes up almost no space and is a great place to grow herbs that you can use in your kitchen. They’ll also make your patio smell great.

Use hanging baskets to create visual interest up above. Hanging baskets are particularly nice when filled with plants that drape over the planter and cascade down into your space.

If you’re crafty, build a hanging planter shelf that incorporates a bunch of small pots.

Think vertical. Attach planters to your fence or wall to create an unexpected garden space. A series of planters mounted on a piece of lattice, an old door or a converted bookshelf can hold vegetables or colorful flowers – and become a patio focal point.

This smart planter shelf fits multiple rows of plants or vegetables into a tiny footprint. Using store-bought stair risers, it’s a cinch to assemble.

Don’t let a lack of space stop you from creating an incredible garden getaway.


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Small-Space Gardening