Recent Small Space Gardening Articles


Pretty up Your Plants: Garden "Jewelry" to Find or Make

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 13, 2016

My mother could be described as the "garden angel" of her neighborhood. Not only does she keep her own yard full of colorful flowers surrounded by a delicate hand-crafted twig fence,...

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How, When and Where to Water Potted Plants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 15, 2016

Potted plants are a beautiful green presence that enhances the environment of your home and garden. Help your container plant collection thrive by learning how, when, and where to water...

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Lovely Low-Maintenance Houseplants as Valentine's Gifts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 27, 2016

Low-maintenance houseplant recommendations by people who hate houseplants was the bizarre subject of an article I just read. The premise was: Ask a hater and they'll be sure to know...

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Awesome Indoor Planting Projects for Young Gardeners

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 09, 2015

Are you looking for something fun and creative to do with children this winter? Why not let them try their hand at gardening? There are plenty of small-scale indoor gardening projects...

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Take Cuttings Now and Overwinter Your Garden Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 04, 2015

Growing a gorgeous garden is one of summer's greatest pleasures, right up there with grilling your dinner and turning cartwheels in the grass. So why not plan now to continue enjoying...

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Use a Patio Planter to Grow Fresher, Easier Veggies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Who says you can't grow vegetables on a concrete patio? When you use a raised container, it's as easy as spinach pie -- even easier, in fact, than conventional veggie gardening. You...

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What You MUST Know Before Bringing Plants Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2014

As the mercury drops, potted plants that thrived in your backyard or on the balcony all summer may begin to find the autumn weather too chilly for their taste. Many plants, notably...

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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....