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best trees for urban gardens

Best Trees for Urban Gardens

As a Minneapolis landscape architect, I design many landscapes on small urban lots. Space is at a premium, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have all the different layers of vegetation (trees/shrubs/perennials/ground covers) to create a balanced garden design. The most challenging to create is...

Native Seasonal Garden

Benjamin Vogt is in love with the Nebraska prairie and laments the loss of the original tallgrass ecosystem with its amazing native plants and wildlife. It is said that the only remnants of this original ecosystem are in pioneer graveyards that were never stripped for...

Container Gardens Made for the shade

Nearly every gardener has experienced the problem of too much shade, which can cause plants to become too leggy or fail to thrive. Whether it's a wooded suburban lot or a north-facing apartment balcony, low light means more growing challenges. Rather than being problematic, these...