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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.
I aim for a succession of blooms and a continuation of interests year round as well as fragrance.

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!

~!~!~!~The following plants are some of my favorites.~!~!~!~!
Front yard, June 2009:

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


Another side of the front yard:

Backyard, May-June 2009:
Close-up of certain spots in the back yard:

A favorite Clematis: ‘Betty Corning’. Very fragrant and blooms all season long:

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 more photos here . The first ones are newer, then those pictures go back over the years.

Thank you for your interests.


I live in: United States

My zone is: z6 Chicago

My favorite forum 1 is Winter Sowing.

My favorite forum 2 is Name That Plant.

First registered on July 16, 2004 .