Dazzling Landscaping in Small Places

Landscaping in Small Places

Landscaping in Small Places
Landscaping in Small Places

It’s not as hard as you think… planting native plant gardens can be grown in small spaces such as a townhouse yard or apartment. As with any other situation, having a small space garden requires that you acknowledge the amount of space you have and only plant what’s need. However, when considering the space for your plants, don’t forget their roots so they can grow into healthy plants after planting. Landscaping in small places is pretty easy. On apartment balconies a diverse mix of potted perennials vines, small grasses and ferns can provide a great pollinator habitat for bees. Mixing spring, summer and fall blooming plants in a planter or group of planters can provide beauty and color throughout the growing season in your small places.  The important thing to remember is have fun and enjoy what you have. Here are a few suggestions on what you can use when “Landscaping in Small Places”.


Aquilegia canadensis Canadian Wild Columbine

Canadian Wild Columbine
Canadian Wild Columbine

Actaea racemosa Black Cohosh

Asarum canadense Wild Ginger

Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed

Chrysogonum virginicum Green and Gold

Coreopsis verticillata Threadleaf Tickseed

Dicentra eximia Fringed Bleeding Heart

Eurybia (Aster) divaricata White Wood Aster

Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium

Heuchera americana American Alumroot

Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia

Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s Plume

Penstemon digitalis Beardtounge Penstemon

Phlox divaricata Wild Blue Phlox

Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox

Polygonatum biflorum Solomon’s Seal

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint

Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaf Sage

Sedum ternatum Wild Stonecrop

Sisyrinchium angustifolium Blue-eyed Grass

Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower


Elymus hystrix Bottlebrush Grass

Carex pennsylvanica Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge
Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex stricta Tussock or upright Sedge

Schizachyrium scoparuim Little Bluestem


Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair Fern

Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort

Athyrium asplenoides Southern Lady Fern

Southern Lady Fern
Southern Lady Fern

Dryopteris marginalis Evergreen Shield or

Wood Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern


Yellow Passion flower
Yellow Passion flower

Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle

Passiflora lutea Yellow Passion flower

landscaping in small places
Landscaping in Small Places
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