Create a Garden You Can Take With You When You Move
Pergola on Wheels
Furniture on wheels -- like this custom-design table with pergola and planters -- can be repositioned endlessly, without much trouble.
Movable Movie Screen
The garden living room is a sunny, green spot in the daytime. Subtle outdoor lighting sets the whole garden aglow in the evenings. On movie nights, a screen pulls down from a custom-made trellis. Keeping the space tidy is easy: It takes about 10 minutes with a leaf blower on the low setting.
Rolling Outdoor Kitchen
The outdoor kitchen features a 12-foot countertop, complete with a sink. Wheels mounted on the legs make repositioning easy. The nearby picnic table easily seats 10 friends.
Vertical Herb Planters
Herbs thrive in repurposed aluminum ammunition boxes -- found at a military surplus store -- suspended from chains against a wall.
Garden to Go
Don't dig into the ground, plant in containers if mobility is the priority. Even outdoor furniture, such as this cocktail table, can be retrofitted to hold a variety of plants. Here, succulents and cacti make a sculptural display.
Cozy Outdoor Living Room
The garden's free-standing fireplace is flanked by towering stands of Cyperus papyrus. The sectional furniture is all on wheels for easy rearranging.
Even a water garden, like this mini pond in a half whiskey barrel, does not have to be tied to one site. A kidney-shaped shelf fastened above the plants lets the water garden serve double-duty as an end table. The shelf also protects the fish from hungry birds.
Adapt resources to your needs, and even an outdoor side table can become a conversational piece, as well as functional. A lone caster wheel and couple of metal table legs made a sturdy patio table when attached to a wood surface.