Many people in New England have acres and acres to cultivate and landscape in their quest for the most perfect and beautiful property, but for those who live in the city starting up a weed-wacker or planting a dozen trees can lead to your neighbors showing up with pitchforks and torches threatening to run you and your landscaping ideas clear out of the city.
Box Gardens are not just about growing veggies they can also be about designing for an area as small as a foot square or smaller. If you are like me you want to have flowers, shrubs and other natural accents surrounding your living area.
Sketch out the space you want to work with and then start adding squares and rectangles that you can plant in. Arrange the squares and rearrange them till you have created just the right compromise between space and boxes. Remember you can make some boxes large and some small, some can be tall while others may be short. The goal is to create lots of planting options in the space you have. Remember make the landscaping design fun.
You can buy boxes already to go or if you are really adventurous buy the lumber and hardware and build them yourself. If you are going to build it yourself check out the web for types of wood and finishes and ask questions at the lumber yard.
Your boxes can sit by themselves or connected with other boxes create a continuous flow of green within your space. Think about using different heights that create a terraced or waterfall effect. What ever new plants you bring into your limited space you will get back a multitude of enjoyment from the effort.