Container and Small-Space Gardening

Just because you have a small yard, or no yard, doesn't mean you can't have a garden. Find clever ideas for creating gardens in urban or small spaces.

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Go Tall

Cover a wall or create a barrier with a tiered planter.

Raised Garden

Raised beds can turn any small space into a verdant, productive vegetable garden.

Variety of Vessels

Flowerpots with a mix of colors and textures make for an interesting container garden.

Add Personality to a Plain Wall

Line a wall or fence with a potting table, potted plants and climbing vines.

Patio Accessories

A small sitting area is given interest with exotic-looking hibiscus and a llamandas in colorful containers.

Galvanized Planters

Trailing plants spill over the edges of galvanized planters, softening their aged, rustic look.

Stair Garden

A double staircase is built into a steep hillside: one set of stairs is for people and pets, the other side is for herbs and plants.

Reuse, Recycle

Industrial items make for sturdy planters. This industrial bowl serves as a small water garden container.

Basket Garden

A small space doesn't mean you can't have a bountiful garden. Grab deep baskets and hang them on a fence, wall or deck railing to create a vertical garden that’s beautiful and easy to maintain.

Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are a great place to grow greens in a micro space.

Clean Lines

A potted weber agave plant adds texture and a modern touch along a gravel driveway.

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