Gardening in small spaces is one of my favorite hobbies. Mostly because the past ten years have involved at least ten different apartments and houses. Only two of those locations have had a yard. So, I’ve learned to keep a collection of pots and containers around to satisfy my gardening desires.
Container Garden via Garden Design.
If you aren’t blessed enough to have a yard, gardening can be done in a variety of small spaces: stairs, windowsills, patios, courtyards, bathrooms, even showers.
Tiered Herb Garden via Apartment Therapy.
90% of the time, small space gardening involves containers, which can be anything from plastic pots to wine crates, or ceramic bowls to galvanized buckets.
Designed by Mari Malcolm, via Garden Show Blog.
Bathtub Herb Garden via Home Design References.
I really love this rolling bathtub style container. Isn’t it adorable?
Succulent container garden via Chicweed.
The key to container gardening is layers. Start with a large plant in the center, then fill in around the edges with smaller plants. Ivy makes a great filler for containers that are elevated, like windowboxes.
Simple Terra Cotta Gardening via Dovecote Decor.
I want to sit on that bench, surrounded by those flowers, every afternoon for the rest of my life. So beautiful.
Pretty little modern patio by Lutsko Associates, via Gethomy.
If you’re nervous about gardening, container gardening is the perfect way to start. Just pick up a pretty flower and container. Fill with soil, water, and place in the properly lighted place. Avoid seeds until you’re a little more comfortable with gardening.
Containers also make the most beautiful of hostess gifts. Who wouldn’t want a small pot of basil or rosemary? Include a recipe with the gift.
Pretty herb windowsill garden in lime buckets via Duck’s Oven.
During the winter, move the containers in to a south facing window.
Cactus and bonsai miniature garden via JooJoo.
Vintage teacup gardens via Epheriell Designs.
Don’t be afraid to use non-traditional containers like vintage teacups, glass jars, or modern white cylinders.
Amazing outdoor bathrooms designed by Burgbad, via StrataFlora.
Most of us don’t have outdoor bathrooms or ivy climbing on the wall, but you can put a tropical shade plant on a tub ledge. If you have a window in your bathroom like I do, you can place a collection of small containers in there as well.
Where do you garden?