Posts tagged with "Gardening"
Mary Weber shares her gardening expertise and stories of the grandmother who sparked her love of making beautiful things grow. Mary recommends The Gardener's Color Palette by Thomas Fischer as an excellent resource for planning the overall look of your space.
- What is the purpose of your garden? Outdoor living? Entertaining? Meditation? Play space? Producing vegetables (and/or eggs, honey...) Or cut flowers for the house?
- Where is your garden? In the soggy northwest, the arid southwest, in a temperate area that resemble the Mediterranean region?
- What materials will you use? A new feature in many new gardens is gravel- which may sound odd, but has many practical qualities.
- And what about edible gardens? Even those that produce honey- and eggs, as chickens become common even in larger cities (Berkeley, California, for example!) And community gardens mean more than just food- they can nourish and educate the young, and bring beauty and a spirit of renovation to neighborhoods that have fallen into economic backwaters.