A Raingarden with a View
With all of this lovely early summer weather, we've been busy installing gardens of all shapes and sizes. For the last few weeks, we've been putting the finishes touches on a lovely property near Lake Washington. We've installed the raingarden and will be wrapping up the project soon.
It's a lovely space with the crisscrossing arch pathways, the front and center raingarden at eye level as you pass by on the street, as well as the nestled entryway. For this garden, we included a nice mix of plants including ferns, bleeding hearts, and just to keep things edible, strawberries! Once it begins to fill in it should be a lovely mix of color and texture for this unique space.
The Beds We Raise
As many of you know, now is the time for planting vegetables and getting your garden growing. For many of our clients, raised beds are an ideal solution for producing food. Whether you are new to gardening or have been at it for years, raised beds are an economical yet impactful element to any space.
Raised beds are great for many reasons. They keep pathway weeds from your garden soil (less weeding!), they prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage, and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. Raised beds can also be made out of many different materials including finished wood, logs, cement blocks, or composite materials. At Stone Soup Gardens, we can design and install a raised bed for any style garden.
Here is an example of a clever way to get the most out of limited space for gardening. We just completed these wonderful beds for a client in Columbia City. It is a wonderful focal piece for the property, and provides a lovely space for sitting and relaxing with neighbors, friends, or for tending your plants without having to crouch.
Interested in having raised beds for your garden? Contact Stone Soup today!
Seattle Tilth Chicken Cuddling
One of Stone Soup Gardens favorite events of the year is our chicken cuddling fest at the Seattle Tilth May Plant Sale. It's a wonderful time to bring out the ladies for a little TLC, and introduce them to a burgeoning community of urban farmers. This year was particularly wonderful, as the weather was sunny, we had lots of friends old and new to talk with, and as usual, everyone left with a garden full of deliciousness that benefits Seattle Tilth and gardens city-wide.
Thank you Seattle Tilth for all that you do, and thanks to all that came by for a cuddle!
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