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Charming Ideas for Creating a Garden in a Smaller Space

You don’t need a huge piece of property or sweeping lawn to create an attractive garden. All you need is a space that is a few square feet in size. Applying a few gardening strategies like those below can help you maximize limited space to encompass a lovely seasonal garden, even on a smaller scale.

Arrange Flowers in Rows
Plant two lines of bulbs or seedlings in your garden space, with the tallest plants in back and the shorter ones in front. Two rows will require less room than spacing out each plant evenly. Admirers will enjoy complementary blooms that are always visible due to their varying heights. Use flowers that coordinate well in design and color for a lovely floral display.

Plan Seasonal Varieties
To make the most of a small garden area, plant seasonal bulbs. Just as the spring flowers begin to shrivel and die, the summer blooms pop up to replace them. You can enjoy color and variety throughout the growing season by maximizing the available space. Flowers, vegetables, and small fruit trees or shrubs can be arranged similarly for year-round enjoyment.
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Add a Focal Accent
You can make your small garden pop by adding a focal point. A birdhouse attracts the added color and vivacity of birds swooping in and out of your garden, enhancing its liveliness and interest. A birdhouse on a post doesn’t take much room, and you can add plants like clematis that will wind around the post for more color. A small waterfall, bird bath, or lawn décor can accomplish the same thing.

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Consider a Contrasting Border
Adding a small fence section behind the garden or around its edges can make the garden even more noticeable. Choose fencing that will enhance the flowers growing in the plot rather than hide them. A small hedge or ivy border can accomplish the same thing. The fence may be accented with flower pots, or the hedge can be the flowering variety to enrich the garden’s appearance.

Location can Help
If possible, plant your garden against the backdrop of an attractive neighboring property. A huge tree, peaceful pond, or lush hillside can expand the vista of your garden even though the distant areas are not yours.

A small plot of ground can make a delightful garden in any location. Look for ways to emphasize available area, and downplay limited space. With minimal effort and cost, you can enjoy an eye-catching garden of flowers, vegetables, or wildlife for years to come.

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Author bio: Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.


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