Thursday, February 21, 2013

Garden Advice


Would you like you like to grow your own salads? Chances are you can. How about serviceberry orchard on the 17th floor. Or do you prefer blueberries? Maybe you just like lilies. Or have always wanted a rose garden.


You have a shady back lot and a native woodland garden appeals, but you don't know where to begin. And in full sun you'd like to boost the morale of local pollinators by introducing appealing indigenous perennials. But which?

 Maybe your fire escape is the extent of your square feet and you're wondering what will work.

Or you'd like a calendar of what edibles to plant when. And what will grow into a green privacy screen for summer?


What I do: Assess your available garden in terms of aspect and microclimate: sun/shade ratio, challenges specific to your site, such as deep shade pockets, or orientation with regards to winter winds.

We'll talk about what sort of garden you need: edible, ornamental, native? To live in or to look at? What about perennials and shrubs and trees? We'll discuss how much gardening you will be able to commit to personally.


While I'll have on-the-spot suggestions, I also provide detailed plant lists and seasonal care schedules. I can go shopping with you to local nurseries and help pick out the plants that will thrive in your garden. Or you can point at plants you like and I'll say yes, no, yes, no... My involvement may last an hour or a year.

Rates upon inquiry.

 Please contact me via the Find Follow link.
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