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Outdoor Garden Ideas For Small Spaces

 This has been a great year for me for my garden and outdoor living area. My little outdoor garden space at my rental home has been very easy to manage. So here are some outdoor garden ideas for small spaces.

I had sold my home a few miles away from where there were lots of deer so I never had the opportunity to grow a garden. This little cottage that I have has a white fence around the property. So there is no chance of deer getting through.

My first outside ideas was to create a raised garden in April and I can say happily that there is basil, cilantro, tomatoes, squash and peppers growing. The tomatoes and peppers are very small. By the end of July, I should have full-grown tomatoes and peppers. The squash will be more like the end of summer. It’s been great making lots of basil and cilantro recipes. You can read about my raised garden here!

I  added a table and chairs near the garden space where I can prepare the basil and dry it out in the sun. It’s also a great place to enjoy a glass of lemonade.

Also during the April month, I had planted some perennials in metal and wood containers that I had found at the flea market in Charleston. The flowers are blooming beautifully and have grown so much. It does take a daily dose of water each day to keep these beauties going. The garden chandelier has been a challenge getting on a ladder every day to water them. But I love it. Read more about how I made the garden chandelier and how to use unique containers for garden 



I hope you all enjoying being outdoors. I am building a new home and it is going to be relatively small and this house has inspired me with some great small outdoor living ideas for us to bring to the new home.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit everyone beautiful at Garden Tour and Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop. I want to thanks Tara my  friend from Lehman Lane for organizing this.

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  1. wow maria, I really love your front porch! how awesome is it that you can fit an outdoor sofa in this space?! Sounds like you have a lot of goodies to enjoy all summer long from that raised garden. Hope you have a great summer!

    1. Thanks so much Tee. I love my small space for now and soon It will be crazy moving into my new home. but not until end of year.

  2. Your front porch is just adorable!! I love that it fits your outdoor couch! And love those cute garden stools, too! Happy summer!

  3. I am so glad you shared your garden with us Maria! So fun that you are able to plant herbs and vegetables this year. Your front porch is just beautiful and what a fabulous spot to sit and watch the day go by. Have a wonderful summer and I hope everything goes well in building your new home!

    1. Tara, Thanks so much for oganizing this. I have missed you and enjoyed this so much.

  4. I absolutely love your little porch! The blue ceiling, the front door and that chandelier/planter. Beautiful!!

  5. This is such a pretty space. It looks so tranquil. And I am so envious of the basil. I keep trying but it never makes it.

    1. Thanks it has been so much fun having a garden, looking forward to making all kinds of recipes.

  6. Love this outdoor area of your home Maria! Is the color painted Haint Blue? xo

  7. I love your garden! Your basil and cilantro are really doing great! Your porch is so dreamy! What a great rental!

  8. Very pretty! A bit jealous 😉 Found you on the Simple Homestead Hop!

  9. How beautiful and relaxing your backyard and front porch are! I’ve decided long ago that condo life is for me but this makes me rethink it just a bit. I wish my cats wouldn’t eat plants. Maybe I can try to grow a little something in my kitchen or living room and put it high up because seriously those strawberries are envy worthy! =)

    1. Condo life is good, is there any outdoors space your condo association has for homeowners to have a little garden. You can actually buy this little garden like this one to put on your patio, it just has a bottom.

  10. There is always room to grow something if you really want too. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party.

  11. Love the whole outdoor look, Maria. Those two round barrels are really fantastic. I don’t know what they are called, side tables?

  12. Jann Olson says:

    Such a beautiful garden and porch. I especially love the planted chandelier! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

    1. Jann, I follow everyone that I link to on there socials medias. I do not provide a link back on my post! Thanks Maria

  13. What a beautiful outdoor living area! I’m so jealous of your beautiful basil! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

  14. This is such a cute and relaxing space! I am sure you’ll be spending lots of time out here this summer, enjoying the lovely flowers!

  15. So much lovely green! I love this time of year. Thank you for the tour of your garden space!

  16. What a lovely space you created! I would spend hours there with a good book and a cup of tea 🙂

  17. What a lovely space you’ve created. I love your planted chandelier- I knew there was a better purpose for my lounge light! Oh and that basil – I’m going to go and plant more now, I only ever have one plant but seeing yours makes me want more! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

  18. What a beautiful place to relax or have a party. – Margy

  19. Lovely little touches everywhere, it looks so relaxing. How exciting to be building your own home, what fun you will have.
    We would like to feature your post on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    1. Kathleen, you are so sweet and I am thrilled to be featured on your lovely party.

  20. I loved your garden tour. Everything looks so lovely! #omhgww

  21. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Maria, I love this garden space and your chandelier is simply darling! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  22. Hi Maria thank you so much for being a part of our Friday Features party last week, this week, your post is being featured, congratulations!! Plus I have Pinned to share!!
    Hope you will stop by and link up again this week!
    Have a great weekend!

  23. I loved your garden blogger. I can feel inner peace while watching the place and can for sure spend like hours there. 🙂

  24. Love your porch! It’s already too hot here to be outdoors. I’m jealous!

  25. Thank you for the garden tour, looking forward to more posts as things grow. Post your progress on the new home, it’s always fun and educational to see the development. We posted a lot when we remodeled and then added on to our own home. And I have been regularly posting on the development of the new garden as well. I really like your outdoor spaces.

  26. What a great space! I love looking at what other people do with their outside space. It’s so inspiring.

  27. What a lovely garden, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  28. Maria, your garden is beautiful and your front porch just ahh!! so gorgeous!! I love the color of your home as well, really pretty!!!

    1. Katrin
      Thanks so much, I am renting this home until my next one is finished, it is a charming little house.

  29. You have created a warm and inviting outdoor living space. I especially enjoy all of the beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you again next week.

  30. What a nice, inviting space! We also have a small home, but one thing we have never had is a front porch. I would be happy if we even had space for one chair! Maybe someday!

    1. Thank so much! I love this space for the summer! next year it will be different!

  31. Maria, I love your little corner of the yard you’ve created, along with your beautiful porch. I hope we’ll be seeing more of your new house!

  32. I’m jealous of your basil…
    But I assume mine will catch up! (Maybe.)
    Your outdoor garden space is definitely relaxing! Do keep enjoying it!!!
    And, thanks for bringing your corner of joy over to Fiesta Friday!

  33. Your porch looks lovely. A chandy, flowers, basil and more to enjoy. i am happy to feature you this coming Sunday at Dishing It & Digging It.

  34. Thanks for posting this over at Fiesta Friday this week – how are your tomatoes and peppers getting on now? We’ve just picked our first red tomato – plenty of green ones getting ready too!

    1. We have started picking the tomatoes and cucumbers. The squash is not ready yet. Thanks for asking.

  35. Hi – Your garden is beautiful!! While we really appreciate you taking the time to share this post at the What’s for Dinner party, we ask that all links contain recipes or links to recipes. If you have any we’d love to have them!

  36. Hello. I’m guessing you’ve had lots of tomatoes by now!? Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday again.

  37. Your exterior is so pretty, Maria! Would you be willing to share your paint colors! Thanks!

    1. The paint for the exterior of the homes is an eggshell blue, but I don’t own the home I am renting, but thats the color according to my landlord.

  38. It’s such a beautiful, calming space Maria. Everything about it makes me want to mix up a batch of lemonade and go outside to just chillax and absorb the beauty of nature

  39. What a gorgeous outdoor space! I love cooking with basil and cilantro so having all that would be wonderful for me! Love your beautiful porch too. I could imagine sitting out there with a big glass of iced tea.

  40. What a beautiful garden you have! You’ve shared so much great inspiration for breathing new life into our gardens. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely week ahead!

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