It’s the dream of many a homeowner: a property full of mature trees, endless flower beds overflowing with English-Country-Garden abandon and tall lilac bushes scenting the spring air.
The horticultural reality? Skimpy townhouse terraces, grudging high-rise balconies and shrinking suburban yards.
To the rescue of the chlorophyll-craving masses: the plant industry. Recognizing a market for small-scale greenery, producers now offer dwarf versions of familiar trees, shrubs and perennials: hydrangeas that top out at 2 feet high and wide, compact lilacs and wee evergreens. READ MORE