Gardening and Landscaping

How Does the Soil Stay in a Aerial Strawberry Tower?

The web is full of images of plants growing in unusual places, such as on walls, from pallets and in wooden structures. Wooden towers permit you to develop strawberries (Fragaria spp.) , which develop in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8, with less garden area or on a terrace. The dirt is retained in these structures in 2 ways, depending upon the design. Some use pieces of timber installed in an angle, but others use some type of manufactured or natural cloth to hold the dirt in place. Raised Raised Beds Pyramidal wooden strawberry towers have a succession of angled slats that form a series of bottomless nesting boxes. These are similar to raised beds in a horizontal garden, except that they are stacked on top of one another. The structure is held together and stabilized by vertical boards in the corners. Soil is added to…

Gardening and Landscaping

Garden Tour: Edith Wharton’s The Mount

Earlier this week we explored the newly restored inside of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Berkshires house. Now it’s time to explore the motives! Wharton completed a European grand tour and then written a book called Italian Villas and Their Gardens that was published in 1904. She designed the formal gardens in The Mount herself to create a space between the home and the house’s woodlands, meadows and lake. Her niece, the famous landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, was also involved with the plan of their grounds. Here’s a look. More: Take a tour in the Home In Italian Villas and Their Gardens, Wharton observes”The Italian state house… was nearly always constructed on a hillside, and one afternoon the architect appeared forth from the terrace of his villa, and saw that, in his survey of the backyard, the enclosing landscape was naturally included: the two formed a part of the exact same…