In The Urban Garden you’ll find dozens of inspiring and creative ways to grow flowers, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and other plants in small spaces and with a limited budget.
Whether you want to grow on a balcony, rooftop, front stoop, or a tiny urban patio, turn your growing dreams into reality
and build a gorgeous and unique garden
that showcases your personal style
while still being functional and productive
. With the ingenious ideas and resourceful tactics found here, you’ll be maximizing yields and beauty
from every square inch of your space, while also making a lush outdoor living area
you’ll crave spending time in. Take inspiration from urban gardeners around the world
and learn to:
- Install planting pockets on fences and walls
- Grow a rooftop garden in lightweight grow bags
- Tips for designing small spaces that feel BIG
- Build a salad table for growing lettuce and greens
- Utilize garden structures and plants for decorative screening
- Support pollinators by creating a small-scale habitat
- Design a pet-friendly urban yard
- Employ climbing plants and vines to add privacy and reduce noise
- Plant in layers to maximize yields and add beauty
Whether you’re growing edible plants or beautiful flowers, the 101 amazing growing ideas
found in The Urban Garden
will turn your tiny urban yard into a treasure trove of green
you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.
Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener magazine. She is currently the Green Media columnist for the Mid-Atlantic Grower newspaper. She also edits the quarterly Water Garden Journal, the official publication of the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society. Kathy’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Washington Examiner newspaper, Pathways magazine, and Washington Women magazine. In addition, she appears on regular gardening guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4, as well as WTOP, WAMU, and WOWD-LP radio stations in Washington, DC.
Teri Speight is a proud native Washingtonian. She is the former Head Gardener for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and one of the Founding Farmers of the Eitt CSA, Stafford County’s first Transitional Organic CSA Farm. Teri is currently an estate gardener, speaker, writer, and podcaster. Her website, Cottage In The Court, offers curated garden experiences for small groups and one-on-one garden coaching, specializing in earth-friendly practices.