Offbeat Gardens: Step Outside The Flower Box!

Gardens do not have to just be the typical flowers in the ground surrounded by bushes.
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Offbeat Gardens: Step Outside The Flower Box!

Exterior & Landscaping | Audrey.Lee

Gardens do not have to just be the typical flowers in the ground surrounded by bushes.

Try something new and literally step out of the flower box and into a new kind of landscape! Below are lots of ideas for people with large lawns, urban rooftops, desert weather or small spaces. Anyone can beautify their home with flowers and greenery. 

1. Stacked Herb Garden

Starting off simple, you can stack planters into one another to create an awesome herb garden that doesn't take up a lot of space. You can put these virtually anywhere around your yard or house. Not only can you put herbs in them, but any kind of flowers you like!


2. Cactus Landscape

If you live in an area that lacks rain or water supplies, creating a cactus garden is probably your best bet to liven up your space. These plants take only a little bit of water, but you do have to make sure to give them water at least once a week to keep them vibrant and alive. 


3. Odd Planter


Place your plants into something different, other than the ground or an ordinary pot. Using old pieces of furniture like vanities or desks can add a really unique element to your garden. The drawers can be pulled out and filled to be over flowing with vines and flowers. 


4. Dutch Inspiration

Next we have found a Dutch inspired space that has been broken into sections with specific colored flowers. The pattern created here is amazing to look at and gives your garden a sense of balance and class. 


5. Butterfly Garden

Butterfly gardens are growing in popularity for their beauty and for their sustainable qualities that help feed butterflies and humming birds. These gardens usually consist of plants such as Buddleia, Viburnum, Zinnia and Aster. Just be sure not to use pesticides or you could harm the butterflies!


6. Water Garden 

Try something completely different from flowers and go with a water feature. A garden like this can be just as beautiful with the calming water and glass like appearance. 


7.   Vertical Garden

Why not go up? Planting greenery vertically is out of the ordinary and leaves you with more ground space. These gardens are ideal for small spaces or alley ways. They also make great privacy walls. 


8. Asian Inspired Garden

Asian inspired spaces always look magnificent with beautiful architecture and koi ponds. Color schemes usually include red, black, white and gold. 


9. Rooftop


Lastly, the rooftop garden is a great way to have plants get the most sun so they can grow big. These gardens are ideal for urban areas where there is not much space to plant in the ground. 


Image Sources: Stack Herb Garden, Cactus Landscape, Odd Planter, Dutch Inspiration, Butterfly GardenWater Garden, Vertical Garden, Asian Inspired Garden, Rooftop 



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