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Garden Styles

Garden Styles

Owning a small townhouse in the Northern Virginia area means land is limited, thus I have become a bit of an urban gardener turning my back patio into a bit of a garden oasis. The pages in this section are devoted to gardening in the city and small spaces. I grow most of my herbs and kitchen crops in various containers. The rest of my garden I would describe as a blend of Japanese and English cottage styles.

Container Gardens
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a great web resource avalible on container gardening This article from gardening news talks about how to Gardening in Limited Space

Gardening

Gardening

Having been raised on a farm one of my passions is gardening. Regardless of where I have lived I have always had some kind of garden – be it a container garden on a lanai, a small patio garden, or even a few indoor herb and house plants. The sidebar lists just a few of the Gardens in the NoVA/DC area that have inspired me.

Gardeners may be divided into three historical divisions, the landscape gardener, the parterre (formal) gardener, and the kitchen gardener. Most gardeners I know are really a blend of all three types of gardeners. In my own garden I grow not only herbs and kitchen crop plants, but also have more formal settings as well as landscape plants. You don’t have to have a green thumb to be a gardener…all gardening takes is a bit of patience and a willingness to get a bit dirty.

My Urban Garden

With the growing concern over where our food comes from and the rise of the slow/sustainable food movement the number of urban gardens and gardeners have been growing. Many cities now are turning empty lots into community gardens or are allowing residents to use public space for public gardens.