I love how at this time of year my house feels like it stretches it’s wings and extends out into the garden. Everything feels a bit more roomy, like we have put on an addition.
Our home takes a big inhale drawing in the light, palette, textures and shapes from the garden giving the inside a whole new feel.
Just as I favor certain corners of my home I am also drawn to specific corners in my garden.
A fern growing out of a rock wall, moss growing in between the cracks of a pathway, a climbing vine peeking through a fence, a chartreuse leaf intertwined with a deep purple one.
I like to create vignettes both inside and out but many times it’s mother nature that creates the most beautiful ones without my help at all.
a few scenes from the garden
-alliums are in bloom
-i like the living roof concept so much, i thought i’d try a living table
-spinach is up in the coldframe
-things are really starting to fill in
-the living roof on top of the rabbit hutch is growing herbs, succulents, and salad mix
-and a sneaky hen who keeps escaping
come on over to tend and find out why i love swiss chard.
i have been busy in the garden these days seeding, transplanting, building, pruning, and dreaming up new spaces. this year i have plans for more rock walls, a bigger chicken coop, a few more fruit trees, and possibly a bee hive. i think we may have to put the hive on a roof though since we have such limited space. check out rooftop beekeeping in ny city.