URBAN GARDEN OF EDEN
all in Containers

by Suzette Trimmer
(Philadelphia, PA 19146)

Live in The heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our concrete jungle offers my green thumb an artistic outlet. Gardening is my hobby and sideline passion. My tip today is for the older gardener like myself who loves to rearrange them needed.
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Containers are moved as weather conditions change or entertaining requires more space. My entire garden space is no more then a 12'x12' wooden fence on the South and North sides House on Eastern wall and a large shed on the West end. Two +/-20 year Bradford Pear Trees...one on north side and one on the south side for shade and to help keep house cool in summer. Literally the only two live items in the ground. All else in in a container of one sort or the other.

Standard store plastic, some terracotta and anything strange, are used as containers. My secret however is: regardless of size, I ALWAYS use or put in the bottom STYROFOAM of any kind. I get mine from stores or neighbors who would normally throw it out. I break up the pieces into small chucks and fill the large containers to the half way point. Then I add a "few" pebbles, then my compost dirt. This allows me to easily move any size container as needed.

For those I bring into the house, before first frost, this is when one is so grateful for those impressively large accomplishments that are so light in weight to move in the house throughout the long eastern coast winters.

I hope my simple recycling of non-biodegradable STYROFOAM helps all my fellow passionate urban gardeners. Ours is a task of making lemonade from lemons. Take pride in your one pot of pleasure or your entire green container jungle.

Hope to send my photos if anyone is interested.

Suzette Trimmer
Philadelphia,PA

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all in Containers

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MILK BUSH PENCILTREE
by: Suzettte Trimmer

Proud owner of 30 year old Milk Bush Pencil Tree! Exotic and Rare as container plant. It stands 10 feet tall in a 30 inch diameter container. Weighs approx 700 lbs. Proud to announce that I shall be donating this South African rare architecture design tree to the " PHILADELPHIA HORTICULTURAL CENTER " located in the center of Fairmount Park it is an oasis, in and of itself, a true city treasure. Other then their incredible structure design the Milk Bush Pencil tree are most commonly used for scientific cancer research. The Howard Hughes research center will have excess to parts of plant for the welfare of thousands. I shall be contributing the plant as a tourist destination, due to it being the largest oldest one in the United states. The Horticultural Center, which has just sadly lost it's funding needs all of us with green blood, in our veins, to support the tremendous efforts and helping cancer researchers. Plants are living giving things we need to protect and conserve. All the articles on this great site are spot on advice to be able to grow just about anything. keep reading and ask any question I have and they always get the answer spot on. Happy Holidays to one and all.
Suzette Trimmer
Philadelphia, PA

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most dedicated miracle plant lady
by: Anonymous

If you have not had the opportunity to see what Suzette Trimmer has done with so little yet gardens of Eden are developed by her magical tender touch. I understand there are exclusive photo's of her expertise I have seen her work and accomplishments,
if you need her help as I did she'll save anything and get any plant to prosper.

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