Many in fact most of the people think that they can’t create their own utopia i.e a garden and grow their own foods or even flowers just because of the lack of space. But with the advancement of garden maintaining techniques, people have realized that they can utilize smaller and smaller leftover spaces in their houses to create their dream garden. Yes, you heard it right!
Now people can actually grow any sort of plants, be it food or flowers in really small areas as long as they have the direct source of sunlight. Well, you know, you can also use indoor lamps for small utopia but we would prefer sunlight, as this is the only food that will help your garden thrive and sustain for an unimaginable longer time. In any scenarios, whether you have a small concrete slab that has no real purpose or an unused balcony, you have your own style of urban garden ready to change the look of your house as well as breathing some fresh air while having your morning cup of coffee.
Well, creating a tiny garden sounds easy than it seems, right? But let us tell you, you need some real expertise to help to get your job done. But, don’t worry, if you’re already reading this article(read it till the end), then we already have your back. We will cover all the basic guidelines as well as what exact type of flowering plants are well suited for this type of micro-gardens so that you can start building your garden like a pro in no time.
Golden rules for creating a tiny garden
First and foremost rule, try to work on the view of the garden for the inside of the house. Try to visualize, how your garden will look from the inside of your house, as most of the enjoyment will be from looking out at it.
Always keep it simple and try to use a maximum of three types of flooring materials for your garden, for example, gravel, and grass. This will add a bit of coherence and consistency to your garden. The rule of three also applies to the color palette you are going to use for the fences, accessories, and furniture.
Lighting also matters a lot when you are trying to impress your guests in the house during winter evenings. Try layering the lighting in such a way that the first layer is only for the steps, sitting areas, and paths. Next layer is for the flowering plants and other attractive sites inside your garden. Finally, add a subtle kind of lighting to make the place overall lit.
Whatever is the size of the garden you’re building or planning to build, do not forget to overlook security and privacy. Carefully placing shrub or a line of trellis along the top of a fence is one of the many ways to minimize the problem.
For most of you, gardens are for relaxation spot for summer parties, or evening coffee trips. So, give good notice of the type of furniture you are going to place.
Plants to use
We are going to suggest some plants( flowering) that have a relatively long life span and most importantly, it will give your garden a top notch look even through the darker days of the year.
Always try to look for eye-catching plants with a longer period performance criteria such as lavender. Winter bulbs like crocus and tulips will provide a sensational look of your tiny utopia. But, here’s the catch, go for the brighter colors possible as they will stand out from the rest.
Well, you must be thinking, how can we forget about the roses? This is one of the best flowering plants that are well known for its beauty and fragrance. But, if you are planting roses, make sure you shape the plant at least once in every alternate month, as they grow very fast and can make your garden path thorny through its unwanted branches. Apart from flowering plants, it can manage a little extra space, you can go for some seasonal vegetables for yourself. But, for that, you should have a little knowledge about organic plantations.
Till then, happy gardening.