Landscaping Ideas for Small Flower Beds

Harris Garden Small Flower Beds - ImageHaving a large outdoor space is a luxury compared to a small flower beds space. However,  not everyone is lucky enough to have it. But that doesn’t mean your small outdoor area can’t be lavish looking.

There is a lot you can do with small spaces. One of the most attractive elements are small flower beds that do not always have to be big.

Small flower beds can look very attractive when done properly. All that you need is a creative mind and intuition to do it.

If you are looking to transform your yard into a thing of beauty then check out these unique flower bed ideas:

Hanging Small Flower Beds

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Ever thought of having a flower bed suspended in the air? You can now. Homeowners who are garden enthusiasts but are not being able to grow their favorite flowers due to space issues can implement this idea.

The easiest option is to purchase pots and hang them around your front porch or back deck. Some flowers grow very well in pots.

Another option is to use spare gutters. The idea is to have a long horizontal container that can keep a variety of plants. You can suspend it by tying it up by the two ends of the roof.

If that’s not possible, you can have two rods planted in the ground at some distance and tie up the container between the rods.

Add mud, soil and prepare small flower beds in the container and plant flowers inside.

Take It Your Plants and Flowers Vertical

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You can also plant flower beds along the back or side walls of your home. This will help add color and texture to your landscape. You could also line the same areas with potted plants if you’re unable to plant directly in the ground.

Another idea is to use old pallets or pieces of lattice to showcase flowers and greenery. With the right plants and flowers, you can create a stunning landscape visual.

Window Boxes to The Rescue

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Window boxes are a great way to use space you already have and brighten them up! Besides, looking out your window and seeing beautiful flowers or herbs is a great way to start and end your day.

You can use a mixture of greenery and flowers or just flowers to add color, texture, and variety to your window boxes.

The nice thing using window boxes is that you can take them with you if you move or repurpose them for indoor use later on.

Bathtub Planting


Planting flowers in a bathtub sure sound strange, but it’s a unique idea and really works!

To do this, you’ll need to find an old bathtub. You can find bathtubs at habitat restore shops or on Craigslist. Once you have it, you’ll need to make holes underneath for drainage purposes.

Fill the tub with soil and begin to plant your new landscape. You can grow multiple plants or all of the same in the bathtub, it’s up to you and your creative mind.

You can showcase your bathtub planter on the terrace or in your backyard.

Use Anything as a Pot


Landscaping is largely about being creative. You can use anything as a pot, check out these creative ideas for some tips.

If an item can hold soil and drain water properly, then it can be used to grow plants. This can be a great idea as it removes the need to spend money on buying pots.

Plus, you can paint items to make them appear more attractive.

Create a More Welcoming Entrance with a Variety of Perennials

A home with a dull looking entrance isn’t exciting or welcoming. So when you’re trying to find ways to spruce up your small outdoor space, leveraging your entry way, sidewalks, and front porch can make a difference.

The easiest and most effective idea that can take your landscape up a notch is to add a fence and a variety of perennials to give a splash of colors.

Perennials To Add: Snapdragon, lily of the nile, petunia, roses (gertrude jekyll).

For this, you will have to clear up the ground and make a small flower bed first. Once the conditions are good (good soil, good drainage) etc., start planting the perennials and take regular care for each of them.

Within a few months your perennials will start to grow. They’ll begin to cover the fence where you planted these perennials and give a lustrous look and illusion that your house is farther from the street than it really is.

Use these creative ideas to give your house a new touch. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 858-264-6217.

We at Le Perv have all that you need when it comes to landscaping. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, we can help you decorate it better.

Clarke Ramsey
Landscape Artist. I help landscaping dreams come to live. I create raving fans and give my customers the highest quality product available.
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