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Sustainable landscaping conserves resources: This site highlighted has great ideas. Unfortunately I cannot easily download their videos. They are well worth the watch. They share and design gardens for city spaces and rooftops and generally think outside the box.

1. Water: using drought-resistant grasses, plants such as many meadow land plants require little to no watering. Vermont Wildflower Farm offers many choices for each region of the US.

2. Plants such as yarrow, mullein, and dandelion are soil builders and repairers.

3. Consider edible shrubs: add lingonberry, cranberry, and blueberry to your landscape. (see previous posts). They add color and require sunlight, but, once established, they need little or no fussing, and the results are worth it. Also check with your agricultural extension services in your state to determine which edible shrubs are best for your area.

Sustainable landscapes help conserve water, build and/or repair soil, and provide food. They create wildlife habitats supporting the many beautiful, diverse species that surround us.

Simple tips for spring gardening. What garden projects are on your wish list this year?

Have you considered taking old pots, an old chair,  a dresser hanging around and re-purposing it for the garden? Share your pics, and send me your ideas. I would love to pass them on. We are so creative and innovative, aren’t we? I delight in the creativity expressed in our gardens.

Enjoy. Judith


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