Showing posts with label potagere. Show all posts
Showing posts with label potagere. Show all posts

Friday, February 17, 2012

Apple Espalier In A Tiny Potager

Her potager is barely 3' deep, below.
 No problem planting a pair of espalier apple trees, above.  They require little space.
She offered some of her collards, above, but they were too pretty to pick.
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Garden & Be Well,   XO Tara
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I espalier a lot of things.  Tried a hydrangea espalier?  Lushness without effort, sasanqua's too.  Sometimes, I espalier, truly due to tight space.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Butterflies, Gravel, Fresh Poop

Butterflies, oddly, adore gravel after a rain. Gathering nutrients & moisture.Butterflies adore fresh poop. Again, gathering moisture & minerals.
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Brooke at Velvet & Linen put a potager in her frontyard, above. She also acquired some chickens.
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Increased pollination, the circle of life.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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What good is increased pollination? Increased food production/acre.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Potager Pattern Ideas

Carpet, below, in my hotel room in Charleston, SC., last month.Parquet, below, in the foyer of the hotel room.
Choosing a pattern for a Potager wouldn't be difficult for this hotel.
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Vanishing Threshold.
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I must see interiors before designing landscapes.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Love a hotel room with a foyer !!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Double Axis

A view of the house, below, from the historic cabin. View of the historic cabin, below, from the house.
Views, above, across potager & into her acreage beyond. Soon there will be a FOLLY upon that acreage.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken late last month at Hedgerow Farm. Local gravel & field gathered stones used in the potager. Landscape Design is quite amazing. Before the potager was installed the historic cabin & home had no relationship to each other. Now? It's as if home-cabin-potager have simply always 'been'.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GARDEN SPECIALIST

Doctors, lawyers, engineers & more have specialties. ELLEN OGDEN is the KITCHEN GARDEN specialist.
Whether you have acreage or a tiny city apartment you can have a kitchen garden. Beautifully & easily.
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Ellen & I spoke at the same symposium in Vermont a couple of years ago. Wow. Author, speaker, gardener. She's been living a kitchen garden lifestyle for decades.
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No, dahlings, kitchen gardens aren't boring or ugly. Think potagere. The French concept of vegetables-herbs-fruits-flowers-flowering shrubs in lovely combination.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics from Ellen's site, Kitchen Garden Designs.
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Note: You think a kitchen garden will be too much work? The work my garden does on me is more important than the work (playing*) I do in my garden.
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* We don't say, "I work tennis, I work football, I work golf." Ha, "I play tennis, I play football, I play golf." However, with thanks, my garden does, indeed, work on me.