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Finally Getting this Garden Right!

I live in a small city and am fortunate enough to have a yard and garden (albeit small) to tend to. There is one bed in the back part of my yard that is always changing and evolving with each season, that I’m never quite satisfied with. This season, that’s all going to change!

October 10, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Update: Beautifying a City Corner

At the end of June, I wrote a blog about planting Wildflowers in the greenspace in front of my city home. Now that it’s the beginning of August, I figured I’d share an update about how the seed is doing.

August 9, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Beautifying a City Corner

Living in a small city, I am often discouraged at the wasted green space in the medians throughout town. Having recently purchased my own home, with it came two fairly large medians. I quickly got tired of mowing, so Wildflowers were the perfect answer!

June 21, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Container-Perfect Plants!

Gardening in a small space does not mean small impact! There is a wonderful variety of Perennial Plants and Summer-Blooming Bulbs that thrive in containers, creating a huge statement in any space, big or small.

March 4, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Planting Wildflowers in a City Garden

As the fall season flew by (It’s December already?), unfortunately I did not get a chance to add more spring-blooming Bulbs to my garden beds. I garden in a zone 5 and my ground is a bit too frozen to dig up. Despite this (inexcusable) procrastination on my part, I still want to experience the wonderful excitement…

December 5, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

This past weekend my friend Jintina and I finished planting our garden bed that is devoted to fall-planted bulbs. Greeted with a gorgeous fall morning, we put our gardening gloves on and got to work!

November 10, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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