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Once upon a time, big cities were not the ideal place for growing flower and vegetable gardens. Fortunately, options now exist for those who thrive in the hustle and bustle but also want the relaxation and benefits of a personal plot. Here’s how city dwellers turn small-scale gardens into a reality:

design-happens-urban-garden500x288From Widya Fun World

When short on space, look up for acreage.

design-happens-veggieloftVeggieloft from DigginFood

And if you’re into more than just fruits and veggies, check out these lush rooftop gardens:


design-happens-garden-rooftop400x350Both From Out Next

 design-happens-rooftop-garden286x374From Apartment Therapy

Maybe you only have room for a few containers?

design-happens-container-gardens400x400From Girl About Town

If a rooftop or container garden isn’t in your home’s future, check out these hanging pots and baskets.

design-happens-plant-hang400x600 From No Accounting For Taste

design-happens-hanging-pots533x400From Bloesem

design-happens-hanging-baskets400x569From Apartment Therapy

design-happens-bottle-pots500x333From Urban Organic Gardener

Whether you’re a serious gardener or just getting started, you’ll love watching Garden Girl TV’s Patti Moreno transform an urban plot into an edible garden.

And while we’re on the subject of gardening, don’t you just love these tie-dyed flowers? I want to make them my desktop background — so cute.

design-happens-tiedye-rose500x370From Craftzine


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4 Responses

  1. Larry Fessler says:

    I didn't know who to contact.,in case I would be the DreamHome winner. We will be in Breckinridge,Co.@ the Grand Timber Lodge onthe 26th of June. We own a timeshare their, and didn't know who to let know.We leave for Breckinridge on June 26th. I'm sure the winner will know before that date, so we certainly could wait in case this WONDERFUL GIFT would happen. I entered with another email which was larry40f @aol.com. Our new email is larry 40f @ gmail.com. I know it's "ONE IN A MILLION" but Miracles do happen. If i'm not the winner, or my wife Dianne, congrats to the one who wins. Larry Fessler

  2. Larry Fessler says:

    Karli, What a beautiful display of flowers.

  3. Debbie Traynor says:

    Karli, I was just notified that I was one of five winners for the "Garden Bells" from Freebie Friday…I'm very excited but there is a problem. My email isn't working correctly, so I can't send my response back. I've tried repeatedly, and it isn't going out…(I'm not very computer literate, haha). Anyway, the notice said they needed my address to send the bells, here it is: Debbie Traynor, 5623 W. Pacific Park Dr., Spokane, WA 99208. My email address is totallygrandkids@comcast.net. I hope you receive this in time for me to obtain your generous prize!!! Thank you!

  4. Yvonne says:

    I'm new to this page and am hoping for some help. I'm a resident manager of a storage facility, I live on the 2nd floor. I have an outdoor rooftop area that is 10×60 with a 10×20 section cut out in the middle for a deck. The 10×20 areas on each side are just plain steel roofing and I'd like to make these areas into a garden; possibly flowers on one side and veggies on the other. The area receives full sun from around noon til sunset each day, and quite frankly gets very hot (I live in the Virginia Beach area). Any suggestions? I have no idea how to even get started. Thanks all; looking forward to some guidance.

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