Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

I'm running way behind on Garden Tribe's 21-Day Veggie Garden Boot Camp, so I'll try to catch up the next few days. Day 8 topic is Raised Beds--a subject dear to my heart, because I think you can make a garden look really stunning by adding different levels. Of course, beauty is not necessarily the point … Continue reading Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

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New Designs

New Designs These designs haven't been completely installed yet, so I don't have "gardens" to show you.  But here's a starter to "whet your appetite". This is a new site, corner, traditional looking house, black and charcoal grey, almost symmetrical. It's on a slope, with a retaining wall about 50" high across the back (top of … Continue reading New Designs

A Primer On Soil Characteristics–Part 1

What's your soil like? Here are some of the possibilities: Clay-ish: rich in nutrients, but very fine particles, so it clumps together so much that there's no air spaces between particles. Doesn't drain very well. Sandy-ish: almost no nutrients, but very large particles, so drains very well. So well in fact it's hard to keep … Continue reading A Primer On Soil Characteristics–Part 1