August 31, 2021
Dwarf Plants For Small Spaces
When choosing plants for your small space, there are a few things you need to know to ensure you have success:
Whether designing on a small or large scale, always follow the same principles of balance, proportion, repetition, variety of form, interesting texture, and a cohesive colour scheme.
With a little planning, a small area can be transformed into a collective garden of unusual plants of varying form, colour, and texture. Here are some ideas to get you inspired for your smaller outdoor living space.
The most suitable trees for small spaces can also be very decorative.
Consider a dwarf flowering shrub; they will add colour and contrasting texture.
There are a few good choices for upright, slow-growing evergreens:
For a miniature, tree-like appearance, consider a grafted standard:
Many evergreens and broadleaf evergreens grow in a natural, round form without trimming. Some varieties include:
Perennials can be used in small spaces as long as care is taken to select non-spreading varieties. Many will grow well in a restricted space. Consider the following:
The smaller ornamental grasses create contrast in the perennial garden with their different textures and forms. Consider these interesting choices:
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