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Small space…big splash

By: Garden Gate staff
You don’t necessarily need a big space to make a big impact. But you can make your garden look larger without buying more land or moving to a larger property.

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small space…big splash

You don’t necessarily need a big space to make a big impact. But you can make your garden look larger without buying more land or moving to a larger property. Try these tips:

At first glance, the clematis-draped window in the photo appears to open into another room of the garden. But click on the photo and take a closer look — it’s a mirror! A well-placed (and clean) mirror is one way to create the illusion of space. (Birds are a lot less likely to fly into a small mirror or one that’s divided and not just one large expanse of glass.)

You can also try building a path that narrows as it moves away from your house. Or use progressively smaller plants toward the far edges of your garden. And in a narrow bed, plant fine-textured plants in front of those with coarser plants, making the bed seem deeper than it actually is. By forcing the perspective like this, you can “grow” your garden and create the illusion that it extends beyond its physical boundaries.

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