Gardening For Small Space Dwellers


Not all of us have a big yard for gardening. Some of us live in apartments or have tiny yards. What you see above is a roof top garden.


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Just a little nook full of greens.


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A nice little sitting spot with climbing vines for privacy.


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How about a romantic dinner on your balcony among your plants and a nice view of the city?


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Another city dweller with a  garden way up high.


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Decorate some pots and line them up on a bench for greater impact.


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A courtyard garden of containers and a seating area where you can enjoy them.


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A small apartment balcony. Intimate and cozy.




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You can go vertical with containers.


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So no matter where you live, you can have a small garden. Veggies, herbs, or flowers. Or all of the above. 

You can find my Small Space Gardening Pinterest board here.

21 comments

  1. such a happy, vibrant, inspiring post Brenda! bring on spring! xoxoxo

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  2. I agree with Kim :)

    I'm ready to start container gardening on my front porch this Spring and your board has been an inspiration for me.

    xoxo,
    rue

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  3. I always prefer small, intimate, and cozy spots! Very appealing places. I could see myself enjoying any of these settings! Inspiring selection of photos. I'm off to visit your board...

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  4. Every single one of those spaces is gorgeous. Of course, my thumb is brown, not green, so I don't know if I'd have the same results! ;)

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  5. love all the samples.. I'll have some plants and a tree in a few pots this year and just keep adding to it as I go along..

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  6. Thank you for the pictures this morning! I found the colours I am painting my rocker and plant stand! The picture with the pink bench and the flower pots: Pink for my rocker and the bright blue (or is that a turquoise) for the plant stand. Now I just need the weather to behave itself!
    Hope you are having a good week!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Oh my heart just swoons over these photos. I see some bamboo screening....makes me think about screening in my carport area in a couple of spots for more privacy. I am going to go online and see about this. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  8. Oh my, these were beautiful. Loved the one w/the blue fence. So cozy. Can't wait to see what you come up with this spring and summer.

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  9. Beautiful ideas, and can't wait to get my fingers in the dirt, still too wet here. Soon!

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  10. These are all very pretty spaces. I really like the yellow container in the second photo. I'm thinking I'll be spray painting an old galvanized tub I have. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas.

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  11. Ok, now I want to live in an apartment on the fifth floor. Lol
    Thank you for sharing. What great ideas.

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  12. Brenda, I hope I always have a place for a nice container . Even one container with something growing is good. You can stay in touch with nature. I loved some of those balcony gardens. Soon you will be getting your patio garden ready. It's warmer here. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  13. Oh- Those are ALL great, Brenda. I have lots of yard but am getting to the point where I want LESS to garden and keep up. I know your area is small and you do a beautiful job. xo Diana

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  14. Loved looking at these gardens, Brenda! They are all so charming, and it's just what I need to see to cheer me up while there's still snow on the ground.

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  15. A couple of those pictures made me want to sit down and linger awhile. Inspiring post!

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  16. Great information for us "small dwellers". I like many of the ideas. I am actually glad I don't have a big yard to take care of. I like my little "postage" size back patio area. Thanks Brenda for all the idea and tips you give on living in small areas. Hope you are doing well. I have been having health problems and have not visiting your blog for a while. Hugs to you my friend. Karie

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  17. These pictures made me so happy. My yard is under a foot of water now but when it dries up I have a couple of ideas from these pictures. Yeah.

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  18. I love, love smaller gardens and container gardening, I have tried enriching the soil in my flower beds and I have lost so many plants-to ant infestation, slugs, snails and harsh weather. In fact my prize phlox was destroyed last Summer by Fire Ants. Great inspiration, can't wait to get growing!
    Jemma

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  19. This is the year we start taking care of the outside and getting our act together (hopefully!). Thank you for some lovely inspiration.

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