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Peppers in the Greenhouse. Monday

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Bee City Campbellton Mascot

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Pretty in Pink

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Iris

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Sunny Day, Few Clouds

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Accessible Gardening

Anyone, if they want to, can garden. Appropriate design, that is design that understands and incorporates the wants and needs of the individual, is the key.  Gardening is the act or, as I prefer the art, of growing plants. While not all gardens are works of art, the designer, using basic design principles, incorporates the seven design elements (line, shape, form, space, texture, value and colour) when creating a garden. What plants the gardener grows is a personal choice and the variety of possibilities is vast. The most successful gardens embrace diversity and employ a wide palette when laying out a garden. All too often, people when they think about a garden, visualize flowers and-or vegetables planted directly into the ground in neat and straight rows. There is nothing wrong with this image and many successful gardens adopt this design. However, it is only one of a number of ways plants can be grown. This article begins an ongoing series that will look at how to create accessible gard…