By Tammy Sons
Landscaping and choosing plants for a small home garden can be quite tricky and if you do not pay attention to the intricacies involved then it will be difficult to select the best plants. Small but well- maintained gardens look equally astounding and can enhance the entire look of your property.
By keeping a few key things in mind you can change the entire landscape and make even the smallest patches look appealing. There are a variety of flowering plants, shrubs, hedges and ferns that can be grown in limited spaces. You can plant ferns and hedges in pots or containers and place them near walkways.
Hanging Baskets are also a great option and they can be placed on walls, patios and metal poles of frames. Some of the flowering plants that are apt for hanging baskets are Petunias, Fuchsias, Geranium, Pansies, Violas and Sweet Peas. These plants produce dense and small flowers which look great in hanging baskets. Growing plants in hanging baskets save a lot of space which can be utilized in growing other plants. Boxwood shrub and miniature flowering plants can be grown in flower beds.
Plants and climbers growing vertically can be planted to save space. Tall and vertical plants blend well in small gardens instead of making them look cluttered. It is advisable to grow taller shrubs and plants at the back and smaller flowering plants in the front to create a wonderful and planned landscape. Any vines and rose climbers are available in the market that grow vertically and help in saving space. Climbers and creepers can be planted near walls or windows so that they seek support and thrive.
Avoid using groundcovers if you have limited space as they spread and occupy a lot of space. Though, they are beautiful but they can make your garden appear smaller and compact. Container gardening is a good way of planting fresh aromatic herbs and vegetables in your home. You can place the containers or even tubs in your backyard or patio and grow many vegetables in them like Tomatoes, Herbs, Potatoes, Carrots, Lettuce and Runner Beans. There are so many things that you could do with limited spaces and utilize them to the maximum extent.
So, go ahead and plant vegetables, flowering plants, shrubs, ferns and hedges in your garden to flaunt it in front of the visitors. You can buy best quality plants and trees from a nursery and grow them in your home garden. Use your imagination to design the landscape and grow plants of your choice to make it look better.