Welcome!

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful;  they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
 ~ Luther Burbank, 1849-1926
American botanist & horticulturist


Greetings to all gardeners!  This site offers practical advice on flower gardening in urban, small space settings. The information is designed to help beginner and more practiced gardeners take charge of a patch of earth and tend healthy, vibrant flower gardens.

Like container gardening?  Click on the postcard to see  Ellen Abdow, the talented owner and leader of Perennial Gardens in Boston, create a container garden before your eyes!
Ellen’s expert demonstration was part of the City Garden Ideas workshop on May 5, 2012.

On this website,  I’ll focus on:

  • tree pit gardens
  • window boxes
  • container gardens
  • small yards, roof tops and patio spaces

Need garden coaching and instruction?  I can help with that too!

  • plant selection and placement
  • creating container gardens and window boxes

For those looking for information on vegetable gardening or tree care, there are great links under Resources.  For me, it’s all about the flowers.  And the design.  And the soil.  And the fencing. And creating a beautiful space with my hands…

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