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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.


Just a little nook full of greens.


A nice little sitting spot with climbing vines for privacy.


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


Another city dweller with a  garden way up high.


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


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


A small apartment balcony. Intimate and cozy.


You can go vertical with containers.


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.

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

  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.


  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...

  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! ;)

  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..

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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

  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

  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.

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

  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

  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.

  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!

  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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