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Aug 24Liked by Kara Haupt

Your garden is lovely Kara! I love the variety you have and also the combination of raised beds with different sizes of pots. I should add more pots to our backyard! I feel the same about our tiny back yard with limited light. I stubbornly and desperately tried to plant flowers that should have full-sun and miserably failed for the last 3 years. That's why we have a plot at the community garden now so I can plan my cut flowers. I wonder if you can grow sweetpeas where you had your peas? I read that foxglove, canterbury bell and celosia can be planted in part shade - I love their more vertical shapes and would love to try next season. I plant sweet alyssum pretty much everywhere I have some small spaces like borders and edges and they are very easy. They look fun in pots too!

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I too am living on a shady plot. Having come from a 4 acre property with south facing light, it’s a real adjustment. I’ve had a lot of issues with bolting because by the time things start to grow it gets too warm. Have you tried bush beans? I’ve had some success with those. Kudos though, this is a very impressive garden especially knowing your challenges with light.

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Now that’s a garden. And the commitment is real. I love this.

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