When Savvy moved into her house, she was thrilled to find vast gardens, which would all be lovingly designed, planted and maintained… by someone else. Savvy learned the hard way that her thumbs are less a shade of green and more a shade of gray (as in under-watered, over-fertilized, you-can’t-grow-that-here dead). While large gardens certainly have their challenges, so do small gardens, perhaps even more so (cue the horrid flashbacks of Savvy lugging 40-pound bags of soil to her rooftop in New York City). The team at Baltimore Contained understands. The entire shop and small nursery is devoted to gardening in city spaces (roofs, containers, boxes, you name it). Bring in your own container (they even have a communal potting bench and everything you need to create your own horticultural masterpiece) or let their experts do all the work by designing, planting, installing and maintaining your urban green space. Want to start small? The retail shop has charming plants, all ready to grab and go. Don’t miss: The lovely little lemon cypress, decorated for the holidays with smart, tiny black ornaments— a perfect hostess gift.  2400 Fleet St., 410-732-7717

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