- Megan Bingham
Do you have a small space but still want to have a thriving garden? In Tiny Tabletop Gardens: 35 Projects for Super-Small Spaces-Outdoors and In, author Emma Hardy offers multiple creative and beautiful ways to spruce up the season of spring.
If you're looking for an indoor project to start, Hardy offers ideas such as tiny glass jar terrariums, Japanese moss balls, and small urns with succulents. Hardy gives step-by-step instructions for each project, along with a list of all of the supplies you need. If you have a household like my own where you have pets who like to munch on plants every now and then, use Hardy's original ideas for outdoor gardening. One of my favorite outdoor ideas of hers is the "Planted Ladles," which uses simple enamel soup ladles planted with pretty and unique succulents, such as White Stonecrop and Banana Cactus.
Hardy's tabletop garden ideas are also worthwhile. In the project called "Rose Garden," she suggests using a pale blue enamel tub to set off the pretty pink of miniature roses—a stunning springtime centerpiece. Her offerings for edible gardens are delightful as well. Emma Hardy easily uses wire baskets and simple gardening moss to create easy-to-grow salad baskets for a small space.
In Tiny Tabletop Gardens, discover a world of miniature planting and practical projects that will thrive all spring and summer long. No space is too small for these intelligent ideas from Emma Hardy!