Try these strategies to make the most of confined areas:
Organize the garden vertically rather than on a horizontal plane. Gardeners with limited space have learned to grow up, not out. Vines and climbers will draw the eye skyward, limiting emphasis on the floor plan.
Employ a focal point. Statues, birdbaths, pergolas, arbors, and benches lend interest and help break up a small space into distinct areas. Permanent garden structures also manipulate and reflect the light, always an asset, especially in winter.
Think foliage. In a small area, it’s just about impossible to achieve the ultimate goal of so many gardeners – to have something in bloom all season long. However, careful selection of foliage plants will fill your garden from spring through autumn with a wide range of colors, from blue-green to chartreuse to bronze.
Erika Vetrini shares helpful tips on how to maximize your gardening space in the video below.
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