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TIPS FROM A GREEN THUMB A side yard (the long, narrow strip of grass next to the home) is often under-utilized in people's landscaping vision. You can spice this area up by turning it into scenic pathway. If the side yard is wide enough, you can also add some flower beds on either side of the path to accentuate the walkway.

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side yard: gravel to garden.

Side yard! Herringbone brick (salvage) raised vegetable beds, potted citrus, creeping ground cover. I love how it came out!:

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Vertical gardening takes plants to new heights

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout

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Use a row of white bark birch trees along a fence line to give additional privacy .............................but how big do they get? in other words would they stay narrow? if I even would be allowed to grow these in our small outdoor space at our condo? i like the idea of more privacy

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