Great ideas for small-space gardening

On a driveway, atop a doghouse, up a wall - here's how to garden in small and unusual spaces.

Garden in a driveway
Landscape architect Jeni Webber replaced this Palo Alto home's solid driveway with two strips of concrete, leaving space for a tiny garden in the middle.
>More: Learn more about this driveway makeover

On a vertical garden tower

No room to garden? A vertical garden tower will give you plenty of space for edibles, and takes up very little room.
> More: Learn how to plant a vertical garden tower yourself

On a city roof

Plants that grow on city rooftops need to be able to stand up to constant sunlight and harsh winds.For this project, landscape designer Lauren Schneider mixed California natives that thrive in hot, dry conditions with plants that evolved in similar climates.
> More: Learn more about this hardy rooftop garden

On a table

Pasadena landscape architect Heather Lenkin came up with a simple way to make a tabletop garden. Follow her easy how-to for a living centerpiece of your own.
> More: How to make a tabletop garden

Atop a doghouse

Even Fido deserves a living roof. You can buy this stylish doghouse from prefab firm Modern Cabana. The roof is ready to plant.
> More: See more of this modern home

In the air

Looking for the ultimate low-maintenance houseplant? Tillandsias, also known as air plants, are native to tropical parts of the Americas, where they live without soil on trees and rocks.
> More: How to care for your air plant


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