The minimalistic garden reduces maintenance time, water usage, and clutter. Moreover, sleek lines and open spaces help bring calm vibes to the busy city mind. If you’re looking to change up your style to a more sleek and modern look, minimalism may be a perfect fit for you. Check out these top tips to get you started.
1. Less is more: rather go for one big pot than multiple smaller ones.
2. Contrast adds interest: look for contrasts in texture and colour, whether it be shades of green or just green with a hint of a second colour here and there. Bold leaves contrasted against finely-textured plants are a perfect combo. Try elephant’s toothpick (Sanseviera cylindrica) and asparagus mazeppa.
3. Size matters: instead of many small pavers and stepping stones, go for large elements in strong shapes. Big square pavers will fill up a space nicely while creating bold lines and the feeling of spaciousness.
4. Repetition is key: choose two hero plants for long beds and repeat them throughout the bed border. Philodendron Hope and Xanadu are striking contenders for sun or semi-shade areas.
5. Shape your world: geometric shapes are everything in the minimalistic garden. You can achieve this by strategically laying your pavers in a diamond shape or designing your beds with clean-cut lines and sharp corners. Garden Centres and home stores stock bold water features and garden furniture that will help to extend your theme even further.
Got a balcony garden?
Tall and straight-sided, narrow planters make a big statement while taking up little space. Choose a colour that will pick up a secondary colour that has been repeated throughout the space, perhaps in the frames of furniture or windows. The planter will bring it all together as your eye focuses on everything in the scene that is the same colour.