Like the microhouses, the garden has been designed to maximize use of limited space- in this case a 1/12 acre plot that with half the area occupied with the houses/container/parking, and a sizable area remaining open green space. Below is a catalog of what has been planted to date, with more pictures/updates to come as the season progresses.
Veges: There are 10, 4’x8′ garden boxes for veges, built with reclaimed wood and filled with 100% composted leaf (from fall leaf collections), where all sorts of things are growing. A strawberry bed (Albion), asparagus (Jersey Knight) bed and Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) bed were planted in 2014.
Herbs: Garlic and traditional chives, Kentucky mint, bronze fennel, borage, red veined and French sorrel, French thyme, green lemon thyme, purple sage, pineapple sage, sweet marjoram, French tarragon, green fringed lavender, sweet lavender, Italian oregano, hot/spicy oregano, dill, Salem rosemary, Tuscan rosemary, and lemon verbena. Thanks to Debaggio’s in Chantilly, VA for perhaps the best selection of culinary herbs on the East Coast (as well as tomatoes and peppers).
Flowers: Sunny areas include a wisteria vine and Carolina creeper vine, rose bushes (x4), zinnias, sunflowers, hollyhock, speedwell, salvia, coneflowers, bee balm, verbena, anise hyssop, marigolds, beard tongue, coreopsis, borage, love-in-a-mist and 75 tulip bulbs. The small shaded flower garden includes asters, bleeding heart, geraniums, and a lonely but lovely peony.