Urban Gardens: Terrific Tight Spaces

You don't need a half-acre to design an outstanding garden; actually, you don't even need more than a balcony. Here, we help you realize the gardening potential of your urban space.

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Repetition of Form DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

In small urban gardens, planting is often simplified, with only a handful of high-performing types that maintain interest year-round. Mature plants are sometimes brought in, in planters or pots, to provide immediate visual impact. In these gardens, vertical planting can soften edges while maximizing the amount of usable floor space. Potted plants that share the quality of minimalism, as shown here, can reinforce modern architecture and tie indoor and outdoor design together. 

Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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