Make it small & per­fect! Easy ways to turn a tiny space into some­thing tremen­dous

There are many tricks for turn­ing tiny into tremen­dous

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - April Contents -

small gar­dens have to push the bound­aries of land­scape de­sign. Here’s how you can do it. • Make your walls or fences a can­vas, a cor­ner a fo­cal point, and the floor a talk­ing point.

• Dou­ble the func­tion­al­ity and cover half a planter or raised flower bed with a tim­ber slab for you to sit on.

• Back­yards or court­yards can be dark, and bal­conies can be scorchers, so choose plants that suit the con­di­tions.

• Use small, round plants, tall, skinny ones, or both, to add di­men­sion.

• Too many colours can fuel a psy­che­delic night­mare, while a mono­chrome plant list can fade into bland – un­less you vary fo­liage tex­ture, colour tone and plant form, and add lit­tle pops of colour.

1 Save space with plants es­paliered against a wall, which also adds colour and tex­ture. 2 Hang planters from the tops of your walls so your gar­den grows down, rather than up and out.

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