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Green Your Neighbourhood this Autumn with a Little Guerilla Gardening!
Posted By Catherine Winter-Hebert On September 13, 2014 @ 1:19 pm In Botanical,Conservation,Design,DIY,Environment,Gardening and Plants,How To,Innovation | No Comments
Just because summer’s winding down doesn’t mean that guerilla gardening needs to slow down anytime soon! Fall is actually the ideal time to plant all kinds of flower bulbs and seed that will sleep sweetly all winter and spring up next March or April, and there are plenty of vegetables that do best after a winter slumber as well. From crocuses and daffodils to peas and asparagus, this is an ideal time to pre-sow some beauty around town , so let’s take a look at some of the best species for guerilla gardening goodness  that can put to best effect this season.
Guerilla gardening  is all about taking advantage of ill-used and neglected public spaces, so aim for plants that pack as much punch as possible. Determine which zone you’re in so you can choose perennial bulbs that are hardy to your area, or seeds that need to be over-wintered in order to activate once spring rolls around. As for those of you whose weather is just starting to warm now (hello Australia!) can look into hardy perennial vegetables and herbs in addition to pretty flowers and such, as they only need to be sown once, but will keep bouncing up pretty much forever.
These are bulbs and seeds that you can plant up until the first frost: they’ll lie dormant all winter, and will pop up once the earth warms again.
Those of you south of the Equator  can put bulbs and seeds into the ground after the last frost warning, and if you choose perennial or self-seeding varieties, one season’s worth of work will keep them blooming eternally. Once it warms up a bit more, you can plant live flowers, herbs, and vegetable seedlings as well, but early seeds (even in seed bombs!) will give you a great head start. If none of these species are permitted in your region, aim for local flora instead!
Take note of these plants so you can collect seeds and bulbs for the next growing season that rolls around. It might be autumn or spring where you are now, but in 6 months, those will be reversed, and you’ll have a bunch of new plants to pop into the ground. Remember that vacant lots, public planters, hanging pots on fences, and muddy spaces near buildings are ideal places to green up, so get out there and have fun greening up your neighborhood! 
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 guerilla gardening : http://inhabitat.com/guerilla-gardening-strategies-for-greening-up-your-neighborhood/
 pre-sow some beauty around town: http://inhabitat.com/artist-pete-dungey-turns-potholes-into-guerrilla-gardens/
 guerilla gardening goodness: http://inhabitat.com/infographic-guerrilla-gardening-guide/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/09/Crocuses.jpg
 Guerilla gardening: http://inhabitat.com/guerrilla-grafters-secretly-graft-fruit-bearing-branches-onto-san-francisco-trees/
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 have medicinal properties: http://inhabitat.com/diy-how-to-make-your-own-herbal-tinctures/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/09/Public-Strawberries.jpg
 south of the Equator: http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/
 early seeds (even in seed bombs!) : http://inhabitat.com/guerilla-gardening-gift-boxes-are-a-great-way-to-inspire-urban-transformation/
 so they’ll feed local pollinators: http://inhabitat.com/attracting-pollinators-plants-that-encourage-bees-butterflies-and-birds-to-visit/
 succulent perennial green: http://inhabitat.com/re-discovering-perennial-vegetables/
 perennial,: http://inhabitat.com/for-perennial-fruit-gardens-berries-are-the-way-to-grow/
 muddy spaces near buildings : http://inhabitat.com/guerrilla-gardening-mini-ecosystem-installations-on-the-streets-of-madrid-take-root/
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