Hi, I am new to the forums and new to gardening! I am finally moving to an apartment where I will be able to have a small courtyard garden and while I am very excited, I have no idea what to do!
I am really into the idea of container gardening and would love to incorporate a bird bath and bird feeder into the design. A sitting area would be great, but the courtyard is very small (only about 5'x7') so Im not sure if this is feasible. The area receives full sun and I am in Florida, so I want to stick with heat tolerant, hardy plants and flowers; I think that yellow/purple/blue would complement the front door nicely.
Here is a picture of the entrance to the courtyard. The 5'x7' area is to the left of the gate and has no landscaping/hardscaping whatsoever, so it truly is a blank canvas! I don't want to spend a lot of money on hardscaping/landscaping (Im a college student!); are there ways to use mulch or interspersed cobblestones appealingly?
Any design ideas or plant suggestions? I have spent hours reading up on the topic but I feel so overwhelmed! Thanks for reading!