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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Grow Peppers in Containers

From the Penn State Extension on growing peppers in containers: “Peppers are probably the #3 container vegetable that interests gardeners after herbs and tomatoes. This fact sheet coupled with the advice in “Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations”, should get you on the path to success. Based on our trials programs in 2008 thru […]

Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers 

Rhonda introduces this post with: “For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more lettuce than I could have ever imagined. Growing lettuce in containers makes it easy to weed, control disease and harvest seeds.” Rhonda goes on to discuss: […]

Garden Design Ideas for Small Spaces

Anne has some great ideas for small space gardening. She begins her post with: “Good design is essential for small space gardens. If you have limited room to grow as many of us do in urban areas, maximizing the area you can garden in and wise plant selection are top priorities. These space saving solutions […]

Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Ideas

Vegetable Gardening Online has an excellent article about creating a small-space vegetable garden.  This is fro their post: “Thinking of starting a small vegetable garden at home? Here are a few easy tips and ideas to help you plan! Square foot, container and other small plot garden plans are perfect for growing vegetables when space […]