Kitchen Garden: Small seating areaTraditional Patio, New York
Christine Darnell Gardens
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5. Add a ceilingDepending on your climate, protection from rain and wind in winter or from sun in summer can make a big difference to how much you enjoy your outdoor seating nook. Consider including a shade sail, pergola or waterproof awning, depending on what you need. Even if it’s not necessary from a climate perspective, seating areas can benefit from a ceiling to give them the appealing feeling of being tucked in under a structure, looking out at the garden.
Save spaceYou may not have vast tracts of land to plant yourself an orchard, but you may have a spare wall, a fence, shed or other surface on which it’s possible to espalier a tree. In a limited space, the espaliered tree will take up a lot less volume but can still yield plenty of fruit.Tip: Fruit trees that lend themselves well to the espalier method include apple, peach, pear, cherry, grape, fig and plum.How to create an orchard in a small garden