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I garden on a tiny city plot. Every inch is literally planted 2 - 3 times so the garden is crammed helter skater with plants.
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I aim for a succession of blooms and a continuation of interests year round as well as fragrance.

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I planted shrubs and perennials as the backbone of the garden. Then planted bulbs and sowed annual seeds in between. Every year I scatter seeds all over as they ripen. Other than the large specimen plants and shrubs, these fillers change the appearance of the garden every year. Bare soil drives me nuts. I have to plant something there to fill it. Lol.
That’s why the garden is STUFFED!

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Front yard, June 2009:
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On closer look:
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That is not an empty spot, by all means. It is filled with miniature spring flowers, like so:

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Another side of the front yard:
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Close-up:
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Backyard, May-June 2009:
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Close-up of certain spots in the back yard:
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A favorite Clematis: ‘Betty Corning’. Very fragrant and blooms all season long:
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I plan to replace plants with small leaves with bigger, bolder leaves in the back yard.
I planted a very large and tall Hosta in the back already. More to come.

I have a lot <a href=” http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/pitimpinai/”>more photos here </a>. The first ones are newer, then those pictures go back over the years.

Thank you for your interests.




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I live in: United States

My zone is: z6 Chicago

My Birthday is April 25 .

My favorite forum 1 is Winter Sowing.

My favorite forum 2 is Name That Plant.

First registered on July 16, 2004 .