Digital gardening help for the not-so-green thumb
I may not have inherited some people’s talent for gardening, but I enjoy dabbling — pulling up weeds, pruning the boxwoods. Designing a flower bed, however, is entirely beyond my abilities, so when I decided to spruce up a neglected patio and the surrounding shrubbery in back of my house, I looked for help online.
It turns out there are a number of services available to those of us who are more comfortable with technology than nature. Whether you have an overgrown suburban backyard or a 34th-floor balcony in the city, these tools promise to help you visualize a solution.