Small gardens don’t have to be drab spaces. Although you might be short on space, you can fill the area with attractive colors and textures. There are several good plants that can growing in a small garden. The best plants for a small garden are those that will help to maximize the space without overpowering the space. Planting vines that will cover a gate, a fence, or even a trellis is a great way to turn a horizontal surface into a green space. This also helps even small gardens to feel lush and full of life. Be sure to choose plants that can be easily pared back or plants that will not grow too large. Potted plants, including potted herbs and vegetables, also allow you to create dimension in a small backyard garden.
A very small garden is sometimes best outfitted with potted plants. One of the best things about potted plants is that the can be rearranged as necessary. A small garden can be prepped for a party by moving all of the plants to one area of the garden and by moving a few inside. This also allows people to enjoy plants that need to be kept inside during the winter. Potted plants can also be arranged on risers so that they are both visible and accessible, even when they are arranged in layers.