Small Garden Ideas That Yield Bountiful Style
Blooming Wall Art
Harness the wow-power of overflowing blooms on your (tiny) patio with a fabric wall planter. These pretty planters are available in a wide variety of sizes from your local nursery or hardware store, so you can hang them on any vertical surface no matter the dimensions of your space.
Opt for Herbs
Give yourself the gift of fresh herbs for every homecooked (or takeout!) meal. We’re drooling over this iron and terracotta pot indoor herb garden, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The white brick wall and white granite countertop create a bright backdrop that allows the vibrant green to pop — perfect for renters with blah white walls, wouldn’t you agree?
Fiddle-leaf figs hail from the tropical climate of Africa and will make themselves right at home in a sun-drenched bathroom. Squeeze one in the corner of your tiny W.C. and shower frequently, as they love the humidity. Best part? Your fiddle won’t judge your daily musical renditions of the Hot 100.
Freestanding + Free-Spirited
Even if you have a small deck or patio, you can soak up the scenery with lush greenery hung from a chic, freestanding DIY garden. Bonus? As the plants grow, they’ll also provide privacy for your outdoor living area.
Even the tiniest, most cramped terraces and patios can yield the benefits from this idea. Secure a trio of pint-sized plants to chic wood slices to add a touch of personality to your wall. Just don’t forget to water them a few times a week!
Try Intensive Gardening
Make your small space work double time. One way to do that is with intensive planting — utilizing one flower bed for several different plants. For example, planting spring vegetable seeds around tulips combines edible plants with ornamental varieties, saving space and upping your garden’s efficiency score.
Refresh Your Resident Watering Hole
Store your cranberry vodka in the cupboard and give your bar cart a new purpose in life. This mini-jungle adds heaps of personality to any room and you can easily navigate it to the best source of sunlight throughout the day.