Forget grand gardens, expansive rolling hills and giant ranches. A serene or functional backyard can match in any sort of space. Here are typical living spaces with gardens that are anything but ordinary. They might be tiny and spartan, but they are fascinating. Care to take a look?
Westover Landscape Design, Inc..
Fences, gates and other structures can break up a smaller backyard into sections. This gives the garden a sense of being bigger and permits you to create different experiences within one space.
Mark Brand Architecture
Terracing is among the most significant tools in a small space. It allows the gardener to add fresh land in raised beds onto a concrete foundation, gives varying lighting to several kinds of plants and adds dimension to a small backyard. Adding terraces visually assembles a small plot into different, different spaces.
Arterra Landscape Architects
This space might be small, but it lives big with a seating area, a charming water feature plus a multitude of plantings. Water provides a sense of movement, along with also the lime-color plants include brightness into a shadowed corner.
A bonsai garden is a great option for a deck. The plants grow very slowly and seem charming in a shelved screen. The best part? This whole backyard takes up just a few feet.
Bill Fry Construction – Wm. H. Fry Const. Co..
Do you have an open space without soil? Do you live in an apartment with plenty of hardscaping but no available planting space? Think pots, and think large pots. You may plant just about anything if the pot is large enough (at least 16 inches across), including small fruit trees and other edibles. Choose one finish to unify the pots as a backyard.
Maybe you’ve got space for just one long bed of plants. One species implanted throughout the bed creates a sleek, contemporary look that gives life and movement to a blank wall.
Elemental Design Group
Is the cabin look more your style? Cottage gardens are ideal in a small space. Cluster 10 to 15 plants round your doorstep for a charming look. Go for plants with odor to create an experience each time you come home. Plants that operate nicely in a cottage garden similar to this include catmint, Russian sage, rosemary, lavender and rose.
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Another classic cabin plant is the charming hollyhock. Situate this plant in the back of a small border to add height to a garden. When you grow hollyhocks from seed, expect to see your first blooms in the next year.
Beertje Vonk Artist
Maybe you wish to use your outdoor space to grow edibles. Grow garden vegetables and herbaceous plants in a bed. The square-foot gardening system allows you to grow the most produce in the smallest amount of space.
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The Garden Route Company
Think up when you are in a small space. Trellises, arbors and pergolas are great for producing more growing space.
More on vertical gardening
Slater Associates Landscape Architects
You may have a beautiful garden in a small suburban yard, a townhome deck, a rooftop garden or a front entrance. Grow vertically, consider large pots and break up the space into chambers to make your garden unique.
I would love to see your small gardens! Please discuss your backyard stories and photos in the Comments section below.
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