The following blog details my humble efforts to garden in a dense, urban setting with no particular landscape to call my own. After years of puttering around inside my home, I have finally decided to reconsider my traditional ideas about gardening. Thankfully, horticulture does not require private property or expansive open space. I have found plenty of places to garden within community settings and adopt-a-lot programs. I have also discovered that my small townhouse can provide many opportunities for green roof structures and vegetated walls. Most surprisingly of all, being landless has led me to envision the entirety of our living environment as a garden. The organic growing methods and green design standards I employ now take on a greater sense of importance. It is an alternative approach to gardening that, in its own small way, helps point toward our future on this fragile planet.
Songbirds of 2017 ~ Wood Warblers
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