By Kim Charles

Deb Ebenroth has made creative use of space in her Chicago garden.

"My name is Deb Ebenroth and I garden in a tiny yard in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs.

I would like the readers to know that a small yard can be just as satisfying as gardening in a big yard, but there are some considerations.
My yard is too small to place a rectangular vegetable bed, so where to put the vegetables?  Mine are tucked in with my flowers.  Tomatoes are tucked next to hibiscus, asparagus beans growing with clematis, and grapes along the deck.  The crown jewel of the yard is a small my pond which is home to 6 large koi.  This means that no pesticides or herbicides are used, making the yard a haven for many birds, butterflies and dragonflies.  Hope you enjoy!"

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