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Garden Description

If your next-door neighbor loves to garden as much as you do-or at least appreciates the beauty of flowers-here's a garden for you to share. It is designed to span two properties in the area between the houses. Because of the variable mix of sun and shade to be found between buildings, plants that do best in sun or partial shade were chosen. The perfect cone of a dwarf Alberta spruce is the centerpiece, flanked by a pair of matching white-flowered viburnum shrubs. The beds are balanced and symmetrical but not identical. If you like, add the optional daffodils and tulips for some extra spring color.


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