Just because you don’t have a lot of space doesn’t mean you can’t have an awesome garden. Whether you live in an apartment, a condo or just a house with a tiny yard, it’s easy to turn your mini-sized space into an amazing garden paradise.

First, make use of whatever opportunities are already there. Mount a window box on a window ledge. A window box mounted on a window ledge takes up almost no space and is a great place to grow herbs that you can use in your kitchen. They’ll also make your patio smell great.

Use hanging baskets to create visual interest up above. Hanging baskets are particularly nice when filled with plants that drape over the planter and cascade down into your space.

If you’re crafty, build a hanging planter shelf that incorporates a bunch of small pots.

Think vertical. Attach planters to your fence or wall to create an unexpected garden space. A series of planters mounted on a piece of lattice, an old door or a converted bookshelf can hold vegetables or colorful flowers – and become a patio focal point.

This smart planter shelf fits multiple rows of plants or vegetables into a tiny footprint. Using store-bought stair risers, it’s a cinch to assemble.

Don’t let a lack of space stop you from creating an incredible garden getaway.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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