Who needs a giant garden? For an instant lifestyle upgrade, dedicate any small space—outdoors or in—to greenery. Join us this week as we explore ideas for postage-stamp gardens:
Above: The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden was first published in 1975, when supermarket cauliflower cost 98 cents a head and most tomatoes you could buy tasted like cardboard. With tips for turning any tiny patch of dirt into a garden, the book sold 500,000 copies to people sick of choosing between iceberg and iceberg in the lettuce aisle. Read more about the book’s newest edition in Required Reading: The Postage Stamp Garden.
- Big idea, small environmental footprint. Our newest contributor, apothecarian and garden designer Jennifer Lee Segale, has tips for how to fertilize the garden with diluted Epsom salts (and recycled bath water) in this week’s Gardening 101 post.
- You can have a postage stamp garden indoors too. See how to make a custom hanging garden which can double as a window blind in this week’s Small Space Living post.
- Turn your work space into a garden room with a little help from botanical art in this week’s Steal This Look post.
- Our Garden of the Week is in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, on a compact lot that feels spacious thanks to good design. Read more in this week’s Garden Designer Visit.
- Big houseplant, tiny apartment: can this relationship be saved? See the solution in our Plant of the Week post.