Small Spaces

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    Narrow Conifers for the Mountain West

    Sometimes you just want a tree to stay green year-round. You may need privacy from a neighbor, or you may need a specimen with color and texture to accent your…

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    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Northeast

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

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    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the South

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

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    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Midwest

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

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    Shrubs for Small Spaces in Your Region

    Small plants can still make a big impact. In this collection, find small but mighty shrubs that are perfect for your region.

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    Compact Shrubs That Provide Color, Interest, and Excitement to the Landscape

    Today's landscapes tend to be small. Even where space is available, many gardeners tend to have other interests and obligations that leave them with less time to cultivate a large…

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    Townhome Living With Flowers

    Today we’re visiting Shelly Zylstra, who has created an incredible garden at her townhome in Tinley Park, Illinois. If you’ve ever thought you’d like to have an amazing garden but…

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    Plants for Compact Spaces, Part II: Nine Amazing Dwarf Trees for the Midwest

    Trees are a major component of our gardens and fill a variety of roles. Their potential height is a key characteristic that distinguishes them from most shrubs and herbaceous plants.…

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    Making a Small Space Work

    Today’s photos come from Kate McMillan’s 50-foot by 100-foot city lot in Portland, Oregon. Gardening on a small city lot is definitely challenging when it comes to privacy and how…

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    Big Apple Roses

    Today’s photos come from David Tillyer, who gardens in a very unusual space—a good reminder that if you don’t have space for a garden, you can almost always find somewhere…