Big plans, small space? Create a container garden
It doesn't take an acre of land to make a glorious garden. A small patio is an ideal spot
for a container garden. So is a porch, balcony, or corner of the yard that needs some special
attention. You just need a little planning and imagination.
Personalize your container garden
One nice thing about container gardens is that the containers themselves become part of the
landscape. So you can really personalize your space with unique shapes, colors, and sizes
before you even put any plants in. Let the containers reflect your style, your region, your
sense of humor, or whatever you like. For a more natural look, use a variety of shapes and
sizes of containers, and contrast your plants for color and interest.
Tired of the look? Switch it around
It doesn't take much to create a whole new look with a container garden. Shift around some
containers, add or subtract different plants, and suddenly everything looks brand new. You can
try a few hanging containers, put flower boxes on your railings, even plug in a tabletop
fountain. There's no limit to what you can do in a small space with a container garden.