If small-space gardening has you feeling down, look up! Vertical gardening is an easy solution for porches and patios, especially those where square-footage isn’t exactly a luxury. Plus it’s on-trend, aesthetically pleasing, and works indoors, too!
So however your garden grows, try these four vertical solutions for a small-space garden – the plants, flowers, and herbs are up to you.
Plant Shoots and Ladders
Sometimes the easiest way to make use of your vertical space (especially in rentals where drilling holes isn’t ideal) is to setup a ladder-style plant stand. They’re easy to move and come in different styles to match your porch, patio, or interior décor.
Hang in There
Don’t forget hanging baskets! Just like house plants, flowers, herbs, and some vegetables can be planted in hanging baskets. Trailing plants look particularly lush hanging from above.
Keep It Simple
Vertical gardening doesn’t require complicated hanging systems or DIY palette board planters. Small herbs and flowers can be grown in small pots and placed on shelves – just like decorative accents. Sturdy shelves are best for a porch or patio wall, but small sets of three can be chic for a home office or kitchen.
Find the Best Fit
If you have a bit more space for vertical gardening, railing planters and trellises are an option too – particularly for vegetables that need a bit more room to grow. A tall trellis covered in vining plants makes a great privacy screen as well.
When it comes to vertical gardening, be creative! If you opt for solutions that work best for your space and make you happy, there’s nowhere to grow but up.