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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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Plant Bulbs in Containers Now for Spring Blooms!

Did you not get around to planting Tulips and Daffodils and now have a snow-covered garden? If you are in hardiness zones 4-7, try layering bulbs in large containers and placing them in the garage immediately. Come spring, bring outside and voila – A gorgeous array of early spring color to beautify your porch or patio!

January 2, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Growing Herbs: Can You Contain It?

Fresh, home-grown herbs can be the highlight of any cook’s menu. What many don’t know is that herbs are easy to grow in containers, can be brought inside when the weather gets cold and will continue growing! Follow these tips below and you will thank yourself when your summer meals are bursting with fresh, home-grown flavor.

May 22, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 6 Comments
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Make the Most of Your Small-Space Garden

No matter what the size of your growing area, you can have a beautiful and bountiful garden. Maybe you’re limited to growing plants on a balcony, or you’re trying to brighten up a corner near your front door. Or perhaps time constraints prevent you from expanding your gardens. Whatever the reason, here are some plant suggestions and gardening techniques to help you make the most of your garden space.

March 9, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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Recommended Perennial Plants for Small-Space Gardens

If you’re gardening in a confined area or in containers, it’s usually best to look for plants that are relatively compact as well as those that have multi-season interest. The following perennials are ideal for small-space gardens. They’re smaller than other varieties, they have attractive foliage, and/or they have a particularly long bloom period or bloom in two seasons.

March 9, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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