Gardening with a small garden?


Some of us don’t have the luck having a big garden, others have a small garden, a city garden or a balcony. With the right adjustments and tips anyone can enjoy their flowers, no matter the amount of space you have.

Small garden

A small garden can be a limitation for the garden lovers, but there are many ways to satisfy  your greenside. The best advice is to give the illusion of a bigger garden. You want to make your garden look optic bigger and not smaller. Less is more, so don’t feel the need to use every inch of your garden. Although it may be tempting with so many beautyful flowers. Use mirrors, they are excellent to create the illusion of more space and will instantly double the size of your garden. This works the same for water, it will create dept by reflecting the light and surroundings. Create texture, so use big plants for in the back and smaller plants in the front.


Vertical gardening

With the always expanding cities, oppurtinities for nature is minimized and will leave you with a small garden. The sky’s the limit on air space. Go up! Go vertical gardening. Create green places where space is limited. A vertical garden ‘system’ is hanging against the wall, it is possible to plant veggies, annuals and flowerbulbs. You can also use hanging baskets. The downside of vertical gardening is the wind and sun exposure. Water and fertilize your ‘system’ frequently. 

Container gardening

Another reason for container gardening, besides a lack of space in your garden, is because of the soil can be bad in some areas. You can also chose beautiful containers with all kinds of decorations, there are lots of designs. Plus, no more weeding! Usa a container or pot with a good drainage, otherwise the bulbs will rot away.
  

Balcony gardening

Don’t have a garden at all? There are many ways to garden with a balcony, just be creative. Find out what the sunhours are and the sunniest spots on your balcony. Then find out what kind of flowers are sunlovers and which one yould be placed in a shady spot. You can use hangingbaskets, but there are also special containers for over your balcony frame. Find a container or pot with a good drainage. 

Advantages:

- less expensive
- easier to control diseases and pests
- easier to maintain
- less to clean
- less dirt and plants needed