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Help, a plant-free garden and no expertise.

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New Bee30-Jul-07 03:10 AM EST 8a   
Sue30-Jul-07 06:29 PM EST 3   

Subject: Help, a plant-free garden and no expertise.
From: New Bee
Zone: 8a
Date: 30-Jul-07 03:10 AM EST

I've just bought a townhouse with a completely barren backyard, a lawn that seems to be balding and a bit of bark mulch in the corner. I've been a balcony gardener till now and have no idea where to start.

If you have advice, feel free to fling it. I'm especially curious about which zone 8a plants, (ideally perennials) are easy to grow; and how to garden with minimal money, (the townhouse needs a LOT of work).

It's probably a bit late for this year, but I'd like to get a jump on next year if I can.

Subject: RE: Help, a plant-free garden and no expertise.
From: Sue
Zone: 3
Date: 30-Jul-07 06:29 PM EST

Your best bet in this situation is to find a local gardener and get specific advice about what grows well in your location. Take a walk around your neighborhood & see who has a nice yard, then ring their doorbell! If you're not adventurous enough for that, contact a local greenhouse or nursery & make sure to bring along a sketch of your yard with some measurements. There is loads of time to start planting shrubs & perennials. In fact, most things are on sale now, so it's a great time to start!

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