Roof gardens are idyllic throughout summer; perennial plants in containers can be removed during winter to a less exposed position.
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In addition to growing plants on balconies, don’t forget that they are leisure areas.
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"Home Gardener's Small Gardens" by David Squire offers a plant directory that covers it all: summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and more. For a finishing touch, there's practical information on garden construction, with step-by-step instructions for making paths, patios and other garden structures.