57 Cool Small Balcony Garden Design Ideas

This post on DigsDigs.com shares 57 interesting, small balcony design ideas. Many of the designs include garden elements. From the introduction: If you aren’t interested in using your balcony for storage then here are a bunch of cool small balcony design ideas to turn it into a cozy space. We’ve already told you about smart […]

55 Small Urban Garden Design Ideas And Pictures

Shelterness has gathered photos of 55 different urban gardens that may provide inspiration for your own garden.  From the introduction: “In case you doesn’t live in suburbs but want a beautiful garden – don’t worry. We’ve gathered lots of small urban garden design ideas for your inspiration. Those of you who doesn’t live in suburbs […]

How to Start a Butterfly Garden

This is a great post on the North American Butterfly Association site. It explains everything you need to know to establish a garden that attracts butterflies. The post begins: “Tips and Techniques on how to start a butterfly garden. No matter how large or small an area, you can have a butterfly garden that creates […]

14 Best DIY Self-Watering Container Garden Ideas

A lot of people have busy schedules and busy lives and sometimes forget to water their gardens. This post discusses 14 different approaches to self-watering gardens. This is a method where you provide a water source that your container plants can draw on during the day. Here are just a few: A self-watering wicking garden […]

29 Fantastic Garden Lighting Ideas

As the author of this post begins: “There are plenty of reasons to light up your yard. You may want to highlight features, line paths, or illuminate your gathering area. Another reason for outdoor lighting is to accentuate and protect your garden area. When the sun goes down your garden can be left in the […]

Cheap Backyard Gardening Ideas

This post has some interesting and inexpensive backyard gardening ideas. As Kelly states: Upgrading your landscape, patio, or deck doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are 15 budget-smart backyard and inexpensive landscaping ideas to help you love your yard more. Please note this is a slideshow post.  Click on the purple “Next” and […]

10 Secrets for Growing an Edible Urban Balcony Garden

Michelle of the Gardenista site shares 10 tips by Marie Viljoen on how to create an urban balcony garden. One important thing to note is that Marie grows much of her food in her garden. The post begins: “Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one […]

Guide to Landscape Water Gardens & Features

Kelly has written a great post about water gardens and water features that you can include in your garden. The nice thing is that there are water options for all sizes and types of gardens. For the water feature pictured above, Kelly writes: “Water features lend themselves to virtually any kind and style of container, […]

10 Great Plants for Shade Gardening

This post by Kathy on Gardeners.com discusses 10 plants that work well in shady conditions. If you have a small garden area, some of these plants will work for you as well. As Kathy says: “The once-a-year perennial plant sale at our company’s Vermont garden center is a huge event. Shoppers line up well before the […]

25 Flowers for Container Gardens

If you’re at  a loss on what flowers to grow on your balcony, patio, or other small garden space, check out this post. The introduction says it all: “Flowers for the balcony garden come in almost every color and shape imaginable. Many flowers do well in small containers and bring splashes of color to balcony […]