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Sustainable, renewable landscaping

I noticed that the plants and flowers used for landscaping around the Capitol, the Mall, and other Federally-managed land is changed every couple months. Even when the landscapers use perennials and bulbs, these are dug up and replaced by new plants and flowers in order to maximize the visual effect. I think equally beautiful displays can be made with a well-thought out garden plan using a variety of perennials, bulbs, annuals, shrubs, and other plants that can provide a year-round display of beauty with a bit of tweaking, editing, and maintenance and without replacing the WHOLE THING every couple months. After all, it's what the rest of have to do with our yards and gardens!

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Idea No. 2190