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[caption id="attachment_1243" align="alignleft" width="219" caption="going Vertical"][/caption] I am running out of room in my back patio garden - it's getting a little crowded back there. The logical thing would be to stop buying plants, but I am not a logical person - well I have my own brand of logic. I decided to go vertical. I have a lot of unused space on the walls, so some shelving should do the trick. I stopped by Ikea and picked up some inexpensive shelves and wall hooks. The the Water-resistant MOLGER shelf is perfect for the covered back patio. It's Solid birch...

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I wanted to add some color to my patio garden so I went to my favorite nursery to pick up some inexpensive foliage. The Alcea Rosea Chaters Double Yellow immediately caught my eyes. [caption id="attachment_1194" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Alcea rosea"][/caption] I hope that I can keep this plant alive - at least until the end of summer. They are inexpensive, so if it falls victim to my brown thumb, I will just pick up another. Maybe next time I will get the pink. [caption id="attachment_1197" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mezoo plant"][/caption] I am a bit more confident about my Mezoo plant - at...

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Gardening is one of my passions, but when you live in a light deprived townhouse (like I do), gardening can become challenging.  Initially, I had several tiny planters crammed into the only corner of the house that gets natural light, but then it got a bit over crowded and I had rethink my gardening strategy. I have a small patio that needed attention. It was neglected because of the racoons and cats that hang out in my neighborhood and they seem to love my back patio. But, I decided to reclaim my out door living space. I will tell you...

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