You don’t have to call expert to design a stunning outdoor space anymore. Even with a petite patch of green, these creative planters, patio decorations, and unique ideas will make your small yard or garden fit for a king. These gorgeous ideas will help you beautify even the tiniest yard.
Green up your patio or deck with oversized terracotta or plastic planters overflowing with anything from tomatoes to wildflowers. (The lush lineup here creates a pretty privacy wall!)
If you don’t have space on the ground for the garden of your dreams, use porch ceilings to display your plant babies in hanging baskets.
Not only does this DIY take up less surface area than multiple pots on the ground would, but it can also serve as a privacy fence for nosy neighbors.
Potted Fruit Trees
If you’ve got a tiny patio or balcony, you can grow a fruit tree. Calamondin orange or fig trees especially do well in pots at least 1 foot in diameter and 1 foot deep. Just watch out: Choose a variety that can survive at least two zones colder than where you live, because planters will freeze faster than the ground.
Think small — really small — with this adorable project. Outfitted with a mini birdhouse, rustic stones, and teeny-tiny accessories, this planter is the perfect thing to make with kids.
Potting Table With Storage
With roomy cabinets underneath, this red cedar piece doubles as a mini garden “shed” for storage. Plus you can hang tools up top so they’re right at hand when you need to do a little repotting.
Mid Century Plant Stands
Amazon shoppers are obsessed with this cute wooden plant stand that can fit just about anywhere. Consider your yard officially Instagrammable.
Placing flowers and veggies together in the same beds doesn’t just save space. It’ll help boost your yields and keep plants happy by attracting more pollinators.
Habit + Form Rectangle Trough
If your outdoor dining spot could use a little green, try adding one of these long planters to the table. The cold-rolled steel can stand up to the elements, and succulents will adapt to even the shallowest containers.
You can actually prune certain types of fruit trees to grow against a wall, a process called espalier. Start with a 1- or 2-year-old tree and attach two supple branches to the wire about 18 inches off the ground, advises the Oregon State University Extension Service. Then take time as the seasons go on to prune your tree carefully.
No room for a garden plot? No problem. This raised garden allows flowers to soak up the sun on top, while storage for tools and accessories can be found down below.
Wooden Plant Display Stand
Not all scaffolding is an eyesore. You’ll get six levels of greenery and blooms with this stained pine plant stand. It maxes out at 37 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 37 inches tall, and can hold up to 44 pounds altogether.
Lean louvers (old or new) against an exterior wall and fill slots with hearty plants such as succulents or mosses. Succulents are nearly indestructible, but can get scorched in direct sunlight, so put them on the shady side of your home.