Make use of every available space with container gardens.
"Bamboo, Japanese Maples — if all you’ve got is a thin space between the front wall and the sidewalk, then why not grow them there?" says Gayla Trail, founder of the popular blog You Grow Girl and author of Grow Great Grub. "Although I can say from experience that the plants would be gone inside a week here in North America. On second thought, let’s admire the gardener’s ingenuity and save ourselves the heartache."
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