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Small Garden Design and Urban Garden Ideas

Small garden spaces present their own challenges and perks. Whether you want to make your space look larger or just squeeze as many plants in as you possibly can, here's plenty of small gardening help. And if your small garden is in an urban setting, create a city garden your country cousins will envy.
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Garden Design for Small Spaces
Gardening in a small space has its limits, but it need not be limiting. In a small garden, the gardener can pay attention to detail. You can keep on top of maintenance, while still having time to sit and enjoy your small garden. In fact, many small space gardens are designed around entertaining and sitting areas, rather then the need to nurture...

Planning a Small Garden - Garden Design
A good site assessment is vital to any garden design. When creating a small garden, every space is important. Where to put the garden, how large to make it and the choice of plants all must be edited, unlike with a small garden. Here’s how to take an honest look at your garden site and what you can hope to plant there.

Plants for a Small Space
You may not be able to have every plant you love, but a small garden doesn't mean you have to skimp. Here are some ideas for selecting an abundance of flowers for your small garden.

Focal Points - Creating Focal Points in a Small Garden
Small gardens can pose difficulties for creating a focal point. Obviously you don’t want to sacrifice your entire garden space to one large plant or tree. But focal points can be scaled to the size of your garden. Even the smallest space could have one unique, flamboyant plant that calls attention to itself.

Patios & Terraces: Small Space Gardening on a Patio or Terrace
Patios and Terraces are now looked at as extensions to our homes, outdoor rooms. They can be linked to the outdoors with some clever planting. Whether you are looking for a way to create a garden at arms length or a way to cut back on gardening without sacrificing the beauty, patio and terrace gardening could be the answer.

Containers & Pots - Making the Most of Container Gardens
Small spaces and containers simply go together. Containers give you the chance to experiment and try different plants. If you don’t like it or a plant is under-performing, it is easy to correct.

But where containers really excel is in control. The gardeners can choose just the right soil, the right exposure and the right cultural conditions.

Front Yards - Small Space Garden Design for Front Yards
If there is one place that small space gardening should be more widely practiced, it is in front yards. Front yards actually lend themselves to gardens. Driveways, walkways, sidewalks and entrances all cry out for some type of soft framing. And even city dweller should have at least a front stoop to fill with flowers.

Vegetable Gardening in a Small Space
It doesn't matter how little space you have, you can grow fresh vegetables anywhere.

Examples for Designing a Small Garden
Examples of well exectued small garden designs. Photos of small flower gardens, borders, conainers and vegetable gardens.

Sprawling and Spilling Plants for Paved Areas
Walkway edges and the spaces between pavers beg for something to plant in them. Here's the answer.

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