My wife and I love sitting together in our small flower garden as we sip our morning coffee. Our ever vigilant gnome, continuously on guard, looks on in approval.
In the garden, Cheryl and I plan our day, discuss current events, or just breath in the fresh air. It is one of our favorite parts of the day.
What is interesting is that we have found that we enjoy all of our gardens more since building the sitting garden. For us, having a small flower garden that we both find equally enjoyable has heightened our enjoyment of our other gardens. Finding the time to maintain them seems much easier.
Designing small gardens are always challenging. You can really incorporate a lot of imagination into small spaces. Multi-level planters, unique designs and color themes are fun to think about. Making the most of a space is worth the effort. The best thing is that a planter only has to please you. If you like it that is all that counts.
Ideas and Themes for Backyard Gardens
Below are a few garden themes you may want to consider when designing a small garden. Since the cost of flowers can add up quickly, choosing plants carefully is a necessity.
That last example about the chocolate daisy flower reminds me of when I lived on the island of Ohau, Hawaii. I lived across the street from the Wonder Bread factory. Every morning the air was filled with the smell of freshly baked bread. Now, that was wonderful!
However, God has adorned nature with its own splendor and smells. I must say, the smell of chocolate in the air emanating from the chocolate daisy is hard to beat.
(Photo courtesy of Mountain Valley Growers - USDA Certified Organic Plants)
You don't necessarily need a large garden to enjoy your flowers, unless that's your thing. For many of us, the available space can only accomidate a small planter. Good things do come in small packages, too. These pages will give you some planting ideas for your small flower garden.
This is a new section with specific flower ideas on the way! Keep checking back.
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