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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Rosemary(15 of 15)

Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Herb is often used in chicken, potato and French dishes.

  • Pale blue flowers

  • Grows up to 3 feet tall.

  • Favorite of bonsai and topiary enthusiasts because it can be trimmed into various shapes

Zones 6-11

Care for Rosemary:

  • Full sun

  • Loves to be pruned regularly

  • Regular watering to establish plant, then it's recognized for its drought-tolerance

  • Zones 6-7: Plant in early spring; mulch in spring and again heavier in fall; place in warmer micro-climate near structure or protected area; prune in spring to desired shape.

  • Zones 8: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in spring and fall; prune in spring to desired shape.

  • Zones 9: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; prune in spring to desired shape.

  • Zones 10: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; prune in spring to desired shape.

  • Zones 11: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; prune in spring to desired shape.

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