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FOCUS ON EDIBLES

FOCUS ON EDIBLES

Stroll along the front lawn, past the massive oak tree and Japanese Maple to admire this Craftsman-style Bungalow with a full porch and swing.  In the back, discover raised beds, many native plants, compost piles, a stylish shed designed + built by neighbor, Mike Larrivee. “Gardening is a great way for me to relax, stay connected to the earth, compost scraps, and grow tasty foods.”

Homeowners:   Marie Dennan   Address:  Felix Avenue

 Circa:    1912          Garden Age:  5  years

 

Plants:

  • Trees:  Oak, Japanese Maple, Redbud, Cypress Sapphire, Chickasaw Plums, Figs
  • Shrubs: Sparkleberry, Spice Bush, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Laceleaf Hydrangea, Buckeye, Elderberry, Blueberry
  • Vines:  Honeysuckle
  • Perennials: Columbine, ferns, Coneflowers, Comfrey, Swamp Iris, Jacob’s Ladder, Milkweed, Rosemary, Sage, Phlox
  • Annuals:  Kale, Collards, Lettuces, Radishes, Tomatoes, Peppers, Arugula, Onions, Borage, Mustard Greens

Garden Philosophy:  Wait as long as possible to my grass in the spring, and let the dandelions, clover, violets, and other flowering “weeds” bloom and grow day-to-day.  

Favorite Garden Tip : Send at least 15-30 minutes daily in your garden, to keep up with the maintenance and to enjoy watching your plants grow and bloom.

 

Enjoy a Recipe from the Gardener

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