|Friday Five: Thinking Small|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Friday, 17 February 2012|
We talk a lot about gardening in small spaces here at The Daily Dirt and thereís a very good reason for doing that. The fact is that while many people enjoy gardening most people donít have the time or money to spend. Thatís why one or more of these five ďthinking smallĒ ideas might be just right for you.
1. Hanging Planter Baskets
If you have a porch, entranceway or balcony overhang, tree branch, or any structure where you can attach a bracket, then you can place a hanging planter basket filled with colorful blooms--or even a basket of greens like the picture shown here.
2. Window Boxes
Window boxes are another fairly easy way to have that garden and dress up your home, balcony, or apartment with flowers or vegetables. Check out these creative ideas for window boxes.
3. Planting Pockets
With a little bit of imagination itís easy to create planting pockets, whether itís the dripline under the eaves or a patch of dirt in between some boulders or along the walkway. Scatter a few seeds--marigolds, cosmos, or if you have the room, sunflowers--and youíre off and running.
4. Container Gardens
Container gardens are becoming more and more popular. Like the name suggests, plants grow in containers instead of in the ground. You can even grow aquatic plants in a water container garden. Hereís more information on plants for container gardens.
If you only have a patch of dirt and a wall to work with then a trellis might do the trick. If you have a balcony, plant a vine in a container and use the railing as a trellis. Instant screen! Learn more about vertical gardens.
Donít forget to visit the My Garden Guide (MGG) Bookstore. We have some great selections just for you!