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A tiny urban space packs a visual punch. Photo by Amy Whitworth, Installation by Jaylene Walter

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July 7, 2013
Lori B wrote:
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The raised bed is free standing so no soil is up against the fence. There is no cap on that side so it has as thin a profile as possible. We did put another layer of wall block there to keep the level the same all the way around.
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June 23, 2013
jennysmith12 wrote:
Where wass this fountain purchased?
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The client purchased the pot for the fountain at Garden Fever! in Portland, OR. The landscape contractor, J. Walter, converted the pot into a fountain with a pump and a small reservoir in the ground.
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May 27, 2013
texasabby wrote:
Where did you purchase the stone in the wall, what is the color/name of the stone???
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It looks like you have some retaining wall block installed at the back of the triangular bed on the right. In any case, you want to complete the back of the bed with the wall block used for the rest of the bed. Using a cap block will keep the look consistent, but you can cut it to the width of the block, since you will not need the edge to overhang back there. If there's room, go ahead and let the back cap edge overhang. Looks like you may have a narrow bed back there. I hope that helps? Looks like you have a really nice layout and materials going on. Keep up the good work!
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Thank you so much for your help.this project started with me removing 20ft leylandias ..I decided raised flowerbeds was the way to go...then I came up against neighbouring fences....I have added grass area also used some brick to support older wall .am thinking of installing some pvc fenceing along sides.i cant wait to see these flower beds finished and watch them pleased I found your discussion...thank you. Gloria hanna northern ireland.
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5. Plant raised beds. If you’d prefer a more cohesive-looking garden than just an assortment of potted plants, you could essentially create one really big container that lifts your garden out of the muck and within easy reach — a raised bed. Though usually built with rectangular frames made of lumber, raised beds can be as fancy as you want them to be, just as long as they’re solidly built for safety. Even if you don’t plan to build a raised bed, you can still build up the soil by amending it with organic matter such as compost.

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