Coming home from a trip to Cagayan de Oro, a friend of mine raved about the garden of her friend. The guy just got married but before their wedding, he was able to purchase a house and lot on installment in a middle class neighborhood. The house was two storeys, with a garage, and some space for a garden.
What the guy did to make pragmatic garden out of his small space. He has some outdoor planters that contained different kinds of herbs like basil, mint, tarragon, rosemary, lemongrass and thyme. He also has a few indoor planters that contained some delicate greens. His backyard is planted with some local vegetables and would you believe, he has crabs? Yup, he got some fresh water crabs and released them on the moist soil. That guy is really funny.
He has recently moved into their new house and he related that he will buy a window box planter for his single French window that is overlooking the road. He will be planting flowering shrubs in it so that from time to time, they will wake up to some colorful blooms. He has taken a liking to these decorative planters because they add up to the beautification of his home.