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Big container gardens make a big impact but can also take up a big amount of space. Use smaller, portable containers (such as these hanging on a deck rail) to provide color where you need it most.
Like the garden on the other side of this lattice? It's actually in front of you. Hang mirrors in strategic places to double the impact of your favorite blooms.
Espalier -- an old French way of growing trees on a horizontal plane -- looks and sounds complicated, but is actually pretty simple. While it takes a bit of extra time shaping them when they're young and keeping them pruned, but you can pack in apple, pear, or other trees you may not normally have room for.
Patio furniture can quickly eat up a small deck or patio. Keep your outdoor living accessories on the small side to make the most of your space. However, don't be afraid to use color to make an impact and keep them from feeing too tiny. Here, the startling red chairs helps distract from their small, simple design.
While a full-grown spruce can get more than 50 feet tall and 30 feet wide, columnar varieties such as this get no more than 6 feet across. Look for these upright (often called fastigiate) types to save space.
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