Good Questions: Small Backyard Ideas?

Good Questions: Small Backyard Ideas?

Gregory Han
Feb 24, 2009

Nelly writes in asking for some ideas about her small space backyard:
Dear Apartment Therapy and readers, we live in a garden apartment with a very small backyard space. I am looking to create a cozy patio and garden area. Does anyone have advice about creating such a space? There's not too many ideas in regards to this subject...

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Our good friends Heseon and John impressed us a few years back with what they did with their narrow garden space, using an overhead trellis for shade and sealed ceramic pots to create a water fountain and garden.

A quick look and we wonder if you'd be served well to pull out the water-thirsty lawn and replace it with some decorative stones and create a path to a small seating area and table. We're thinking it could look something similar to this tropical space, which would work fantastic with a sealed container water fountain garden. Partner it with a solar water pump, and you don't even have to worry about plugging it in!

Other small space garden ideas and inspirations:

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