Making room for more edibles
MAKING ROOM FOR MORE EDIBLES
These homeowners wanted to reduce the size of their wall-to-wall lawn while at the same time creating areas for vegetables and drought-tolerant perennials. At the center of the garden was a very old, overgrown Pineapple Guava tree (Feijoa sellowiana) that needed a little help becoming the ‘star’ of the garden again.
Our solution was to reduce the lawn by half, and create a series of raised vegetable beds made of Napa fieldstone. The rustic and beautiful stone beds carry the garden through the winter months, providing year round interest. Winding throughout the beds are wide paths of pea gravel and flagstone leading from one end of the garden to the next. Surrounding the old tree itself is an organically shaped ornamental bed, complementing the other colorful perennials and shrubs throughout the garden.