No Outdoor Space? 10 Good Alternatives

outdoor alternatives
outdoor alternatives

Not having private outdoor space has its perks. You don't have to feel guilty that you missed the early planting window for crocuses, then tulips, then finally tomatoes. You never have to think about buying mulch or cutting the grass. And outdoor furniture is one expense you never need to consider. And who wants to invest in all that sunblock, bug spray and charcoal?

But sometimes, on those weekend mornings when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, it's impossible not think to oneself, "It sure would be nice to take my morning paper and a cup of joe and retire to the outside world with my thoughts."

Well, here are 10 ways to forget that you don't have an outdoor oasis, patio, backyard or a porch and appreciate what you do have:

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