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Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntintgon Station plants Nasturtiums (Credit: Handout /)

Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntintgon Station plants Nasturtiums in recycled clam rakes and uses them as window boxes.

Small garden, big possibilities

Whether you want to start small or simply don't have a lot of space, small gardens have big possibilities.

Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntintgon Station plants Nasturtiums
(Credit: Handout /)

Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntintgon Station plants Nasturtiums in recycled clam rakes and uses them as window boxes.

Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntington Station doesn't let
(Credit: Handout)

Reader Betsy Davidson of Huntington Station doesn't let a lack of garden space stop her from growing collard greens: She plants them in a recycled clawfoot bathtub in the backyard.

Planting's in Betsy Davidson's container garden include red
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Planting's in Betsy Davidson's container garden include red lettuce in a clam basket, rosemary in a clam rake and pole beans in a small boat. (April 20, 2012)

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Betsy Davidson grows pole bean in a small
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Betsy Davidson grows pole bean in a small boat. (April 20, 2012)

A clam rake holds sugar snap peas in
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A clam rake holds sugar snap peas in Betsy Davidson's garden. (April 20, 2012)

Betsy Davidson plants tarragon in a scotch cooler,
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Betsy Davidson plants tarragon in a scotch cooler, beets in an apple crate and turnips in a Weber grill. (April 20, 2012)

Betsy Davidson's garden includes blueberries, blackberries, collard greens
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Betsy Davidson's garden includes blueberries, blackberries, collard greens and turnips. (April 20, 2012)

Red lettuce and pansies grow in a clam
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Red lettuce and pansies grow in a clam basket in Betsy Davidson's container garden. (April 20, 2012)

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A clam rake holds sweet potato vines in
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A clam rake holds sweet potato vines in Betsy Davidson's garden. She utilizes a lot of nontraditional containers for flowers and vegetables. (April 20, 2012)

Reader Betsy Davidson has a whiskey barrel embellished
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Reader Betsy Davidson has a whiskey barrel embellished with upside-down blue bottles staked onto bamboo sticks. At night, she lights it up.

Blackberries growing in reader Betsy Davidson's small garden.
(Credit: Handout)

Blackberries growing in reader Betsy Davidson's small garden.

Betsy Davidson grows violas in a found steel
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Betsy Davidson grows violas in a found steel sculpture. (April 20, 2012)

Betsy Davidson waters a claw-footed bathtub, which she
(Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney)

Betsy Davidson waters a claw-footed bathtub, which she has planted with seedlings of collards, in her backyard. (Apr. 25, 2012)

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