Every Spring they come to the garden center bearing photos and drawings of their small urban yards. Brave souls that have spent their last dime on the interior and now not much left for the exterior so they want to do it themselves. Good old American gumption, which I like.
So I help them design their little Urban Eden. One yard down and so many more to go in this city whose motto is : " City in a Garden " to which I roll my eyes. How I wish. I want to take a stroll and see a lovely landscape as I pass beautiful homes but unforunately I'd have to walk for miles and miles to find one. It saddens me because it really doesn't take that much money or effort to create a pleasant garden. Just like the clothes you wear say who you are so does your garden and its there in public for all to see.
So for those of you who want to do your own landscape, I say go for it. I'm here to cheer you on. This is the first of several plans for urban gardens that I'm featuring. Don't hesitate to comment or ask questions about your own landscape plan or this one.
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