Jill uses healthy gardening methods like composting, companion planting and avoids using chemicals on her plants or the pests who might visit. Her garden is proof that you don't need to buy Miracle Grow to create a stunning green space.
Jill is a proficient gardener and homemaker. For those of you who think a garden takes too much time, be encouraged. Jill says she usually only spends about an hour a day in the garden when it's not peach season. Along with the plants I've shared these last two days, Jill also grows blackberries, blueberries, several other varieties of trees and more. She offers eggs at her farmstand as well as delicious preserves. And the peaches, which were the original inspiration for our visit? Sweet, flavorful and luscious! If you'd like to know more about this garden, please visit Jill's blog.
Today we'll look at some of the more creative garden ideas Jill employs. The effect is a very romantic, cottage style garden.
|Who knew celery could be so pretty?|
I love how Jill manages to tuck so many trees into her space and still grow things underneath them.
Here is an apricot tree planted with catnip, society garlic and other whimsical looking plants.
|Here's another great idea. Jill is training her apples (she has both Fiji and Anna) into an apple hedge growing on the pool fence. How creative!|
|Tomatoes, my favorite.|
|See this fountain? Those aren't just flowers growing underneath.|
|Alyssum (pest repellant), melons and some kind of pretty purple stalk.|
|A closer look at the society garlic.|
|Let's finish with just one of the many gorgeous rose bushes Jill tends.|