Small Gardens

Not everyone has acres of land or time to work with. Small gardens are perfect for the newbie as well as those with little space. From keeping your houseplants alive while on vacation to growing low-light plants, learn all about small gardens.


Don’t have much space? That doesn’t mean you have to go without a garden.

We can't all install an Olympic-sized swimming pool in our backyards, but that doesn't mean water features are totally out of the question. How can you use a waterfall, rock pond or birdbath to help enhance your outdoor space?

Creating an indoor garden is one of those things that can remind you that anything's possible. Even if you don't have space for an outdoor garden, bringing some plants inside offers a lot of the same benefits and may enhance your home's decor.

Plants have pretty basic needs. They crave water, healthy soil and rays of sunshine. But if you can't provide your flora with lots of direct sun, you can still grow these low-light plants in your shady garden.

Once you know a few simple tricks, an indoor garden is easy to care for. Don't smirk; it's true. And the rewards you reap from your indoor garden will offset any work you have to put into it.

Start with a sunny windowsill and a few herb seeds and -- snip-snip, you have an instant gourmet meal. Well, it may not be quite that simple, but fresh herbs are still a great asset to have in the kitchen.

You've worked hard to turn that brown thumb green, and you're finally seeing the fruits of your labor. But that weeklong vacation looms on the horizon, and you know that it could all go down the tubes if you don't have a plan in place.

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