Top 6 Non-Invasive Plants That Thrive in Small Gardens

Top 6 Non-Invasive Plants That Thrive in Small Gardens

It can be difficult to plan for a small garden because of the vast options of flowers, plants, and foliage available to gardeners. Finding plants that aren’t invasive and won’t take over the entirety of your garden can be very tricky. These 6 plants will flourish and make a great additions to your small garden. We’ve included flowers, trees, and vegetable plants that are the most ideal to plant in small areas.

Landscape Rose

Pink landscape rose bushes compliment a small garden very well.

This type of rose bush is very easy to maintain and can be used as a border around your garden. They only grow to be roughly 2-3 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide which makes them perfect for a smaller garden. It is recommended to make sure that these plants have at least 6-8 hours of sun for the best blooms. (Zones 4-11)

Garlic

Garlic is an easy veggie to grow in small gardens.

Garlic is an easy veggie to grow in a small garden. Simply plant one clove and it will develop into a full bulb over time. Gardeners recommend planting garlic in the fall, however it can also be planted in the early spring. Homegrown garlic is a great addition to anyone’s kitchen. Its’ bold flavor compliments many dishes. To read more about growing garlic, check out our blog article here.

Dogwood

A dwarf dogwood tree can brighten up your small garden.

Dogwood trees are a beautiful way to incorporate trees into any small garden. It is best to plant this tree in full sun to partial shade. The gorgeous flowers that these trees bring in the spring will make your garden colorful and bright. Dogwood trees come in a dwarf form which will grow 8-10 feet both tall and wide, making it very suitable tree for a small garden. (Zones 5-8)

Shallots

Shallots are a great addition to a small garden.

Shallots are another great vegetable to grow in a small garden. Planting one bulb in your garden can result in five or six shallots. It is easy to control the amount of shallots yielded using this ratio. Shallots are also non-invasive, making them a great vegetable to include in your garden. Lastly, shallots are easy to preserve throughout the winter season.

Nelly Moser

This climbing vine is a beautiful addition to any trellis in a small garden.

If you are thinking about adding a trellis to your garden, this clematis vining plant will suit your garden perfectly. The striped flowers will add a little hint of color to your small plot of land. It is recommended to grow Nelly Moser with other types of clematis, such as Jackman, Texensis, or alpine, so you can have blooms throughout all four seasons.

Swiss Chard

Small gardens make a perfect home for the leafy veggie, swiss chard.

Swiss Chard will produce leaves for many months throughout the year. This nutritious green veggie is tolerable to both heat and cooler weather making it a very durable vegetable. Swiss chard is the perfect leafy vegetable to add into any salad, casserole or pasta dish.

Small gardens are much more manageable when adding in these non-invasive plants. Nelly Moser and Landscape Rose will make your garden more colorful. While Garlic and Swiss Chard will give you a plentiful supply of vegetables to use in your new favorite recipe. By planting a variety of greenery to your garden you’ll have a very well balanced garden.

Are you interested in growing a vegetable garden on your small plot of land? Click here for more tips and tricks on growing a vegetable garden. For more information on plants that are suitable to grow in your small garden click here.

(Photos Courtesy of: Carol Munro, Yortw, Charles Dawley)

 

It can be difficult to plan for a small garden because of the vast options of flowers, plants, and foliage available to gardeners. Finding plants that aren’t invasive and won’t take over the entirety of your garden can be very tricky. These 6 plants will flourish and make a great additions to your small garden. We’ve included flowers, trees, and vegetable plants that are the most ideal to plant in small areas.

 

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