Small Space Gardens
Small space gardens are a testament to the power of flowers to brighten our environments. All over the world people live in urban environments with very little gardening space, but innovative people everywhere continue to garden in whatever green space they can find, and what visitor to any European city hasn't been charmed by the delightful window boxes, hanging planters and patio gardens that they've chanced upon?
I believe flowers have the power to restore faith, increase hope, and supply an endless amount of beauty to a world that sorely needs it. That may be a simplistic view of life, but never the less, it does it for me.
Gardening in a small space does create challenges, but when you've created your own private oasis, it can be a place to unwind, hide out, and where you gather up energy for a new day,
If your only space is a window box, then put it where you can see it from inside. When you open the window to tend your minature garden, make sure to savor the smell of fresh dirt, and growing plants.
It truely is the small things that make a difference and happiness shouldn't be a goal for the future. Happiness is the small, every day pleasures that help us to relax and release the stress we carry with us everywhere.
So enjoy the collection of window boxes I've found for you. Maybe one will inspire you to create your own small space garden soon.
Hanging baskets are another way to enjoy a small space garden. They can hang from a tree, a porch, on a shephards hook, a light post, or a wall. If you really want a hanging basket you probably can find a place to put it. There are no wrong places if it's going to give you daily pleasure.
Balconies are one of the most common small space gardens. They are found every where all over the world. It only follows that there are as many ways to make use of this tiny space as there are creative gardeners. Look below for some ideas to use on your own balcony.
This tiny balcony made use of hanging baskets, a window box and potted plants.
Do you notice the trees on one of the balconies, below? How clever!(living shade)
Does your apartment or condo have a tiny patio? There is no space too small to garden in. Look below and enjoy these creative small space gardens. Are you inspired now to create your own? I hope so and remember when you do, share your garden with Julie!
As this garden below demonstrates, even small spaces have room for garden art.
Don't you wonder what is hiding behind this gate? I hope it is a tiny private garden.
Look how a large urn and many plants below have turned this balcony into a provate oasis.
So now it's your turn. Are you motivated to create a small space garden? The reward is a personal oasis quiet joy.
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