An Edible Front Garden
AN EDIBLE FRONT GARDEN
Having lived long enough with a barely-used front lawn surrounded by scrubby shrubs, this homeowner was ready for a fresh start. Taking advantage of her small garden’s full-sun exposure, we created an edible front garden surrounded by colorful trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses.
At the heart of this garden are three triangular raised beds with meandering paths and flowering natives throughout. The vegetable beds are built with Napa fieldstone, allowing them to seamlessly blend in with the garden rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. Including natives such as Penstemon ‘Blue Springs’ and Sticky Monkey flower encourages native pollinators to visit. Weaving evergreens throughout, such as Lemon and Pineapple Guava trees, Berkeley Sedge, Callistemon ‘Little John’, and Lomandra ‘Breeze Mat’, keeps this garden looking good the entire year.