Seattle is a boomtown. Because the city’s bordered on two sides by water, developers can’t sprawl out so they are going up. In fact, if you look up, you see cranes everywhere, helping to build “six-story mixed-use buildings.” That’s the phrase on every construction notification board, and there are a lot of them. Builders are also installing townhomes. And so, whole blocks of apartments and townhomes are popping up in traditionally sleepy neighborhoods. The people who buy or rent these units find themselves with balcony gardens or snug backyards. They need plants that won’t outgrow a limited space. I wrote about some great plants for small gardens on the Swanson’s Nursery blog. To read the article, click here.