Beautiful permaculture?

chrisw_2010June 24, 2010

Can a vegetable plot/permaculture garden be beautiful as well as super productive? Are there examples of any such gardens in existence?

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Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway has some photos.

What you can do is use decorative garden design PRINCIPLES, but use food-productive PLANTS.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 11:46AM
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renataka(Bay Area CA)

I'd encourage you to poke through Ros Creasy's website:
http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/

She lives/works out of Los Altos in the bay area, and her entire garden is chock-a-block full of beautiful edibles. Here is a video where one of the Dave Wilson fruit tree nurserymen visits her home:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53sVLm3UYvM

She doesn't exactly fit under the permaculture label - she tears everything up twice a year and has a part-time gardener helping her every day - this is her livelihood, after all. But she is definitely an edible landscaper, and has some lovely examples of perennial edibles throughout her garden.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 6:05PM
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