In our quest for more sustainability, with one of our primary goals involving growing our own food, we’ve got a couple of things going for us already: Mary loves plants,has a knack for growing them, and a few years back we invested in some improvements to our yard that included a number of raised beds and planting areas.
However, is is only recently that we’ve changed our thinking to more edible landscape plants. The earlier years of Mary’s graden focused more on ornamental plants and aesthetic priorities.
While I’m looking forward to enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of our labors in the next couple of years, the previous years provided a measure of beauty uncommon to many suburban homes where people choose to spend less time and energy than we do on our outdoor spaces.
Here’s a video that shows pictures from 2005 to 2008 from our yard, and “Mary’s Garden”: