Posts Tagged ‘small space’

Tulips in the Tree Pit, Brooklyn Style

Tree pit gardening is tough on my Brooklyn block. If the dog pee doesn’t get ya, the flower pickers might. Congratulations to this Brooklyn gardener for a beautiful springtime display.

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Small Space Garden Inspiration from the Philadelphia Flower Show

A few weeks ago, we snuck away to Philadelphia for the day to visit the Philadelphia Flower Show. The show was stunning, but honestly we were hoping for more inspiration and ideas for urban small space gardeners. This stand from the Mid Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network stood out to us. They suggested looking for discarded stairs and turning them into a vertical garden with room for multiple window boxes.

Wall Gardening: A Small Space Solution

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We’ve got just enough room for people, plants, and patio table in our Brooklyn roof garden, but I’m wondering if we could squeeze in a wall garden? If we could push everything out 10 inches, we could turn the stairwell shed into a wall garden using this stackable wall garden from Lee Valley. Too bad the large wall garden unit is sold out.

You Grow Girl says gardeners must be wary of strawberry pots: “They have poor water distribution and tend to dry out quickly. Sometimes they’re ugly. Or the pockets are too small.” I wonder if that warning would apply to this wall garden container, with strawberry pot style pockets, too?

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Smith & Hawken sells a wall garden too. And this wall garden from Oregon is just the inspiration I need to try it out next year:

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Images: Lee Valley, Smith & Hawken, OregonLive.com

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The Stack and Grow Planter