so now i had gardens on the brain
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growing up, we had a big front yard bisected by a walkway to the door with wildflowers, cabbages, a lawn, and a couple other beds, a long side yard with peonies, tulips, snap dragons and then a two level backyard. … Continue reading →
growing up, we had a big front yard bisected by a walkway to the door with wildflowers, cabbages, a lawn, and a couple other beds, a long side yard with peonies, tulips, snap dragons and then a two level backyard. the top level had a big lawn with two large planted areas mostly for edibles (and a pea-pod tee-pee for me to read in). Here’s a picture from something similar via Critter Farm Girl;
and then, down a stone stairway, a lower level that was flanked by maple and plum trees on the south side, blackberries on the east, and then a lilac bush and lilies and a motley crue of other plants. My parents would have dinner parties and badminton games on the top level and our birthday parties would be all over. The hammock was in the lower level as was our play set when we were little.
Other than that yard, the coolest garden I’ve been in was Dick Hayne’s: the owner of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People. When I was designing for Free People we would go over there from time to time and his vegetable garden was out of this world. I think that might have been why he started Terrain, which by all accounts, is also out of this world (we’ve never been).