5 Small Garden Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

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    Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a tiny urban balcony, there are countless simple garden ideas to suit your style and needs. Check out these six small garden ideas to inspire you and create your own little piece of green.

    1. Cottage Garden

    ‘Cottage Garden’ has become a colloquial term to describe small gardens, with little to no plan, that maximize space. Truthfully all of these things get us excited. We can’t define a cottage garden precisely but love ours to serve one specific purpose: freshening up every single meal we make at home. That’s why we grow basil, oregano, thyme, cilantro, chives and peppermint. Grow these however you’d like, but here’s a tip: Grow them closest to your kitchen entrance for easy pinching and clipping right before you plate your dishes. 

    2. Vertical Herb Garden

    Go vertical with your gardening! Vertical gardening doesn’t just look cool—it’s a smart solution for any gardener with limited ground space. By using vertical space, you can bring the beauty of greenery to places where traditional gardening might not be feasible. Transform bland walls into vibrant displays of lush plants! They have a practical edge, too. You can water these from the top in one shot and they can reduce noise pollution! For a vertical herb garden, try using plants like basil, thyme, chives, or cilantro

    3. Butterfly Garden

    Make your garden a welcoming hot-spot for butterflies! Butterflies aren’t just pretty to look at. They’re incredibly beneficial and their presence is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. These colorful flyers are key pollinators, helping your plants bloom and reproduce more. Fill your garden with nectar-rich flowers like marigolds, coneflowers and zinnias. Be sure to set it up near a window or your favorite chill spot so you can easily watch them in action!

    Marigolds

    4. Container Garden

    Container gardening is a game-changer, especially if you live that apartment life. If you’re looking for an easy, lightweight option, consider using grow bags. They’re amazing for this kind of gardening. These bags are super for your plants’ roots, offering great aeration and promoting healthy growth. They’re casual, they’re creative, and they’re all about making the most of what you’ve got. 

    You can use a mix of pots, planters, and grow bags to cultivate everything from vibrant flowers and ornamental grasses to even dwarf fruit trees on your balcony or patio. If you’re looking to start a kitchen garden, grow all sorts of plants with our Greek Salad Seed Kit that comes with cucumber, radish, lettuce, and oregano. Keep these containers close to your kitchen. It’s super handy for snipping fresh ingredients right when you’re cooking. 

    5. Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

    Raised bed gardening is a total win, especially if you’re working with a small yard or a balcony. It’s a way to maximize small space, but with a modern twist. Raised beds are also awesome because they let you control your gardening environment. You can tailor the soil, manage water drainage and even ward off some pests more easily than in traditional garden setups. 

    Building raised beds can transform even the tiniest of spaces into a flourishing veggie patch. Grow compact varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and herbs right outside your door. They’re perfect for these setups, thriving in the confined spaces of a raised bed. And here’s the cool part—raised beds bring your garden up to a more accessible level. No more bending over or kneeling on the ground. It’s gardening made easy and back-friendly! Plus, by growing plants like beets, carrots and peas in these raised beds, you’re creating your own little garden.

    No matter how big or small your outdoor area is, there’s a garden design idea that’ll fit your style and make your space shine. Whether you fancy a cozy cottage garden, want to try out space-saving vertical gardens, or dream of having your very own Greek Salad Garden, the possibilities are endless. So, roll up your sleeves, dig in, and let these simple garden ideas inspire your personal outdoor masterpiece. Happy gardening!

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