Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How can I make a garden on my back porch?

Pjo26908388Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomNan W.


Im used to being in the country and having gardens. I recently moved to city and all i have is a back porch. Any ideas, i love flowers and want to grow them. I dont know where to start

5 answers
  • Nancy Flemming
    on Apr 20, 2019

    You didn't say how big your porch was. But go vertical. Can be as simple as using gutters/eavestrough either screwed to the house or attached to a simple frame. Stack up some different sized tubs, or hanging baskets or a combination, let your imagination run with it and have fun.

  • Mad29883817
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Start where u think the focal point is of back porch planting variety of colors slong with evergreens

  • Nan W.
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Michelle: here are some good ideas from Lowe's

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Apr 20, 2019

    I would plant some bright colored annuals and also some herbs/veggies in various sized planting containers/pots in various heights. You could even put a bench or chair with a soft pillow and a little table, so you could sit out there and enjoy the flowers and some fresh air!

  • Pjo26908388
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Find a few larger and colorful pots that go together. Add foundation plants that look good all year round like star jasmine or a lemon cypress.

    Pots are easily planted with a thriller- something taller and interesting, filler- annuals and plants that add textureandinterest and spillers- trailing plants that fall down the sides.

    In a small area think vertical, adding plants that climb or succulent boxes that attach to a wall.

    Other attractive ceramic pots can be used for a tomato or two, beans or sugar snap peas.

    Add a a trellis or two, a chair or two and perhaps an outside rug or artificial turf and it will come together and feel like home.

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