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Suggestions for Squeezing a Garden onto a Small Deck or Patio

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Some ways to squeeze a garden on to your small deck or patio. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

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Starting a garden can be a challenge if your deck or patio is the size of a postage stamp. The good news is that there are many clever, space-saving garden ideas where large backyards are not required.

  • Try using threaded stainless steel rods through terra-cotta pots to suspend them from horizontal surfaces.
  • Turn that rickety old ladder into a showcase for colorful plants and herbs. Use spray paint to spruce up a wooden ladder in bright pastel colors and then adorn it with a variety of pretty pots and planters.
  • A pocket planter is another idea. With one, three or five pockets, and you can hang them on any vertical surface no matter the size of your outdoor space. A shoe organizer works even better and has more pockets to fill with soil or small plastic pots in each pocket.
  • A vertical crate garden using cedar boxes and secured to a wall will create a beautiful garden and an art piece.

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Suggestions for Squeezing a Garden onto a Small Deck or Patio