Category : Small Gardens

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Small, Narrow Garden Bed Makeover: Design Ideas

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A small, narrow garden bed is not a design dilemna, it's a creative design opportunity! Do you have a small, narrow garden and crave style but lack design ideas?     Watch my garden makeover segment as seen on the…

4 Comments / 1931 View / May 9, 2014

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Small Entry Garden: Tree Roses & Kangaroo Paws

Purple verbena ground cover

  I designed a small entry garden for my brother and his wife based on three plants- Red  tree roses, red Kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) and purple verbena. Add an evergreen compact Gardenia “Radicans,” shrub to the list and that’s all…

6 Comments / 341 View / July 1, 2011

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Plants for Narrow Spaces

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Planting in narrow garden beds is as much an art form as a challenge for many garden designers, myself included! The dilemma begins at the garden center.       Beautiful, petite shrubs in one-gallon pots and streamlined trees in…

17 Comments / 2842 View / March 22, 2011

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Narrow Side Yard Makeover!

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  I nominate "side yards" as some of the most under-exploited areas in the landscape! What a shame, especially when every square foot of real estate is valuable, even in a down economy.   Small, narrow yards can be perplexing to…

69 Comments / 5403 View / May 5, 2009

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The “Hanging Gardens” of a Desperate Apartment Dweller!

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  Garden in Santa Monica, California I've heard people say, "I can't have a garden because I live in an apartment with no patio or balcony." Ok, here is the proof that when there is a will, there is a way to…

6 Comments / 181 View / June 9, 2008

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Before and After: Country Garden Retreat on Small Budget!

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before Photo I had an instant design vision for this backyard the moment I saw it. I envisioned a romantic gazebo in the corner, a new handcrafted wood fence, and a raised tumbled stone wall with a swath of Geranium…

15 Comments / 856 View / June 3, 2008

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