What can I do for a very small garden out front?

I am renting a small townhouse and have never been able to do anything in the front as so small. Can someone please suggest something that requires minimal maintenance? Thanks.

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  • Susan krom Susan krom on Mar 15, 2018
    How about a raised garden--Lowes has one on sale for 20.00 today. 20x24 inch
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    • Kathy Kathy on Mar 15, 2018
      You can build a raised garden, 8 2x4's, screws, potting soil, this is something that you & your child can do together. If you want a Veggie garden, you can root celery & onions, get a starter of tomato plant or several and plant in the raised garden. You can make it as large or small as you wish take the 2x4's and make a box, screw the boards together, let one 2x4 cover the corner and screw together, do the same to the rest of the box, stain if you want then pour the potting mix in make a hole and plant. U think you will enjoy this, it can be relaxing.

      To root Celery; cut the bottom off and put it in a bowl of water until you see strings/roots, then plant.

      To get Bell Pepper plants take the core out of the bell pepper and plant the core with all the seeds, water, watch it grow.

      To root any onion: save the part with hair on the bottom, pierce with toothpicks and put it in a glass of water, let the toothpicks hold it up.

      Save the seeds from apples, oranges, lemons, grapefruit and plant them, you will have a veggie/fruit garden.

      Hope this helps

  • Kathy Kathy on Mar 15, 2018
    Put Flower pots in front & buy the plants you like, I would buy a flowering cactus or Jade plant it loves sun & minimal water, or Mint that you can add in salads, drinks like tea but Mint loves water and sun, you can place your flower pot in a bowl & just keep the water in the bowl, and once in a while water the top of the mint. You can get Spearmint, Peppermint, Chocolate Mint, Organic Mint, Lemon Balm Mint is the most recognized.
    • Brenda Lahey Brenda Lahey on Mar 15, 2018
      Why thank you Kathy with a 'K'. Just like my mother spells her name. Do you mean to put just a few pots out front? Sounds like it may work. I do not like gardening because nothing seems to work where I am. I chose mulch last year as too difficult to water grass each day and little grass on my side (as share a lawn). Could never work it out with neighbour for watering schedule. My side is actually smaller due to the big tree that provides shade over little garden space I have.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 15, 2018
    If you plant any of the mint family be aware it will spread everywhere like crazy, so put it in a pot, very important.
    A cheerful choice is sunflowers, they come in different varieties that have different hues and heights.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 15, 2018
    Colorful planters and annuals always give lots of curb appeal.
    Potted sedums needs little care if you like texture.

    I find geraniums and wave petunias to be pretty tough annuals and repeat seasonal bloomers
    • Brenda Lahey Brenda Lahey on Mar 15, 2018
      Thank you so very much. A plethora of wonderful people here with wonderful ideas! LOVE IT!
  • Pam Jacklin Pam Jacklin on Mar 15, 2018
    I`d cover with scented phlox it will cover weeds and smell nice
    • Brenda Lahey Brenda Lahey on Mar 15, 2018
      You all are fantastic! So happy I clicked to join this site. LOL. Now, I need to google, 'phlox'.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 15, 2018
    container garden all the way.Choose plants for your hardiness zone
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 15, 2018
    You could put in a small flowering shrub. I have found that vinca flowers (not the vine) and zinnias grow very nicely without much maintenance. Go to a local nursery and ask for help with what would grow well in your area.
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