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Ever wonder why some people’s gardens look so beautiful, full of character and have that special charm? If you look closely at pictures in garden magazines or visit open gardens and nurseries, you’ll notice one of the clever design tricks they use is adding interesting features, repurposed containers and collections.
These little touches help to:
- unify a garden
- give it focus
- create a theme
- reflect your personality
- add character
and enhance the visual appeal so you want to spend time in that special space.
“Designing your garden space is even more important if you have a micro garden.”
With a limited space and budget, it’s not always possible to buy new plant containers or garden art but you can still achieve a dream look and great functional growing spaces by ‘turning old into new.’ You don’t need special skills – just a little inspiration … and perhaps a little time to hunt around for the right object.