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There are many ways you can use hanging plants in your garden if you live in a house or an apartment. They can be hung over the railings of a porch or on a bracket attached to a building wall or anything that you can imagine of ideas for small gardens.

Multicolored flowers are the most common type of hanging plants that create a vibrant effect. Depending on how big of an area you have, add multiple baskets to bring more color to the space. They can be found in most garden centers and are easy to maintain if you are new to gardening.

Pro Tip: Do not put anything directly under the hanging plant as water will drip down below.

Stacked pots

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A creative way to grow more plants in less space is through stacked pots. There are different ways to stack them, depending on the number of pots you have and the type of plants you want to grow.

Different size pots can be stacked on top of each other with the plants growing around the base of each one. With similar sized pots you can get creative by sticking a pole through the hole of the bottom of each one and tip the pots into a topsy turvy structure.

These unique creations allow you to have lots of growth while taking up little surface area.

Related Article: Seven Affordable Urban Garden Techniques to Grow in Any Space

Vertical garden

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There are various places you can create a vertical garden such as on the back wall of your house or the side of a shed.

When you are trying to figure out what to use to hold your plants, try to be environmentally conscious and reuse containers. For large plants consider using fruit boxes and for small plants try mason jars or even plastic bottles!

Putting these holders vertically can be accomplished through attaching them directly to a wall, placing them on shelves, or hanging them through hooks and wire.

Related Article: The 5 Best House Plants for Small Spaces

Herb Planter Box

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Instead of going to the grocery store every time you want to use herbs in a recipe, why not pick them fresh from your garden? Even with a small outdoor area, you can cultivate your own herbs with a planter box. 

Planters come in assorted sizes, so pick one that best fits your garden space. It also will depend on how many and what types of herbs you plan on growing. Research which herbs grow well together in the same container and which ones need their own place to thrive.

A small planter box can be attached to a wall, a medium-sized one can be kept on a table, or a very large box can create a conversation piece in your outdoor living area.

We believe that even a small garden deserves some love and these ideas can get you started!

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