NEW!! Small Spaces
Maggie’s little cottage home is tucked between the huge Mc Mansions in Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. Being true the style of home we added some stone, iron and… of course… a cottage garden. Although the front and back are small, Maggie’s garden is filled with small trees, shrubs and pops of color…. Even a small patio for entertaining.
White birch along with white Iceberg roses complement the color of the home. Small rocks act as a border for the the planters. Stone work on side of home and fence add a cottage feel to the home.
Entrance to the back garden –White Cecile Brunner roses lie on top of the brick topped wall. Decorative lighting shows the way to the little garden patio.
A tiny secret garden in the back of the home is lush with ferns,camellias, and impatiens. Baby tears set between flagstone create a living patil. Drip irrigation keeps the plants well watered.
A small covered patio allows a place for entertaining and BBQ. A star jasmine was used at the entrance arbor to great guests. Low voltage lighting and surround sound make the small patio a intimate area to share with guests.
Pots full of color surround the posts of the patio. A raised planter was added to highlight plants and add extra seating for guest.
The the space may be small but the little cottage is just what Maggie needs for her family, friends and herself to enjoy everyday.
Have a small space of your own? For more gardening ideas, check out our photo gallery of container gardens and get inspired.