Today we’re visiting with Seth Kilgore.
Here are some photos of my tiny garden. I garden in Plymouth and Boston, Massachusetts. I have four plots in three different community gardens, plus my tiny yard in Plymouth. I enjoy having different gardens to tend because the sense of discovery is a delight with each visit.
Junipers (Juniperus sp., Zones 3–9) cover this slope with durable, evergreen foliage.
Coral-bark Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’, Zones 5–9) provides brilliant color all winter long thanks to the bright bark on its branches. Combining this with conifers ensures that this garden looks great any day of the year, even through the snowy months.
My rabbit remediation effort—while the rabbits may ignore it, my neighbors get a kick out of it.
My favorite combination is the screening from the neighbors next door. The contrast of the shine of the Manhattan euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus ‘Manhattan’, Zones 5–8) and the frilly ‘Degroot’s Spire’ arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’, Zones 2–7) appeals to me and is most effective with its mission of providing a good screen.
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