03/23/2012 03:03 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Design Inspiration: 14 Fantastic Pocket Gardens (PHOTOS)

We've all heard the old saying good things come in small packages, and with spring officially upon us we can’t get enough of these miniature pocket gardens. Often no bigger than a couple of square feet and brimming with bright flowers and vegetation, these lush green spaces can show up in the most unexpected places, bringing a pop of color and a dose of relaxation to the most unlikely outdoor nooks and crannies. Easier to maintain than larger plots, the tiny patches are perfect for those who are new to gardening, tight on room or are just looking to perk up their patio.

From hanging garden troughs to tucked away flower beds, here are 14 inspiring pocket gardens that have us eager to get outside and do some planting ourselves. Just click through the slideshow below to see these charming small gardens. And, let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Design Inspiration: Pocket Gardens