City living doesn’t have to be void of gardens. Having a small city space does not mean you need to miss out on adding some greenery in your life. A container garden is a great way to bring plants into your living space and are also becoming more popular with small city places. Also, do you know that surrounding yourself with greenery decreases stress?

Planting herbs in a container garden is not only a great way to get green inside your home, but also as a cooking ingredient! There are a variety of different herbs you can plant in these containers such as mint, basil, parsley, sage, peppermint, and rosemary.

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Window Boxes are Charming!

If you are fortunate to have windowsills, you can make good use of that space by using window boxes. The window boxes pictured below have two different individual containers within the boxes to make switching out the containers, watering, and cleaning easier. A good idea is to place the window box outside of your kitchen window and grow vegetables in the containers such as tomatoes, peppers and squash.

Hanging Pots for Diversity

Another idea if you are limited on space is to use tiered hanging pots by placing your container garden on the various tiers. Different types of plants that will thrive indoors are ferns, spider plants, aloe, pothos or jade plants.

Stacking Ladders for a Focal Point

You can also use a small ladder to create interest inside a small place. Just stack pots on each step and use different sized pots! You can use flowers such as orchids, peace lilies, marigolds, geraniums, African violets or chrysanthemums.

Small Wall Hanging Containers

Hanging containers that can be placed on the wall are another great idea if you are limited on space indoors. These containers are small and are great for herbs such as parsley, chives, rosemary, coriander, thyme, or basil.

Outdoor Balcony or Patio

Lastly, these containers are to use on an outdoor balcony or patio. The great thing about these containers is that you can mix and match different shapes and sizes! You can pretty much plant anything inside of these containers but we suggest flowers or vegetables.

Contributed By Sharon Kaur

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Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.