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If your garden could tell you what it needs, these are seven things it would request. 1. Realistic expectations: Designing your garden to provide year around interest or production of food is a great goal to strive for. However, it is not realistic to think it will have the same look in every season. Spring and summer may offer bountiful blooms but colorful foliage may be the focus in fall, and in winter, bark and berries will be the stars. 2. A plan: Develop a garden design plan or hire a professional designer (or landscape architect) to develop one which you can implement over time. In the long run this will save you time and money and your garden will thank you from sparing it lots of loss, due to the wrong plant being planted in the wrong place . A plan also allows you to think outside the box and to expand your gardening options. Have you considered a green roof as on...

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