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Kate McMillan has a small garden in south east Portland, Oregon. Her garden is a small 50 x 100 foot city lot, but she doesn’t let that stop her from packing in a lot of really cool plants!
The elegant beauty of Japanese woodland peony (Paeonia obovata, Zones 5 – 8), one of the few peonies that thrives in shade. See this article for a guide to peonies: Don’t Judge Peonies on Looks Alone
A winter container using colorful foliage and flowers to make a dramatic statement. The right combination is what makes containers stand apart. Learn how to choose plants to create interest in your container garden here: Designer Secrets for Over the Top Pots.
A beautiful speckled hellebore flower (Helleborus orientalis, Zones 4 – 8).
This white, double-flowered hellebore is a stunner. To find out more about this amazing genus, check out this guide: Hellebores Cure the Late Winter Blues
Kate’s photos show us that even if you have a small space, you can still have some amazing plants and design beautiful containers. For more information on gardening in a small space, check out these articles from Fine Gardening:
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