A unique consideration for urban gardeners is the odd, narrow space between detached garages when you live close to your neighbor. I’ve been trying to collect images of how people creatively grapple with these unique spaces. Usually there’s a chain link, or other type of fence, separating the space you see above.
For many people they become the junk drawer of the yard – collections of tires, tarps & tools end up here. Is there name for these spaces? Garage voids? Junk plots? Spare spots? Dead zones? Detached alleys? Rat castles?
|My friend Steve’s well-groomed solution.|
|This was my solution at my last house. I had raised-bed gardens.|
|A door to nowhere.|
|Joe & Scott’s excellent solution – a mirror.|
|A spot for Spot to poo.|
|An artistic & colorful nook.|
|Filled in with flowers.|
|A rockin’ pond.|
|A fountain feature.|
|Patio & grill combo.|
|A tight-fitting water feature!|
|This started as a sandbox and later became a
pond, fountain & container plantings.
|A raised-bed water feature that takes up the whole space.|
|A close-up of the photo just above.|
|One of those Target store tents.|
|Close up of the tent above.|
|Inside the tent above — a perfect comfortable
shady place to hide from your kids.