Today's Home: Small porch gardens

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Love plants, but don't have a lot of lawn? No problem. With Chris Olsen's help, all you need is a small flower bed to bring the outside of your home to life.

    Sometimes great things come in small packages. In this case, it is true when it comes to landscaping at home. Even if you have a small little nook flowerbed behind your house, in front of your house or on the side of your house, you can do something with it.

    What these homeowners did at this flowerbed was build it up. It is a raised bed that has great soil and wonderful drainage.

    They packed the bed full of all different types of plants to 1) provide shade to its own root system, so the plants don't stress as much during the heat of summertime, and 2) the shade will also prevent weeds from developing as well as make the bed lower maintenance.

    They've also scented the garden by placing Gardenias near the front door. After the Gardenias, they planted several different hostas and pockets of seasonal color.

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