So mystery plant that’s been growing all summer finally revealed its true identity. Guess I forgot I planted them end of season last year. Cut rate perennials are the best! And look at all the bees! #daisies#bees#gardensurprises#perennials
I have studied many ways to create a low maintenance, high diversity and edible yielding property. I’ve found permaculture, bio-intensive and food forest practices to be the best. Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. Making use of companion planting, these can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers, to build a woodland habitat.Forest gardening is a prehistoric method of securing food in tropical areas. In the 1980s, Robert Hart coined the term "forest gardening" after adapting the principles and applying them to temperate climates. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student, and his professor, Bill Mollison, in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture", but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy.It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, and construction. Permaculture also includes integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, and regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modelled from natural ecosystems. #permaculture#foodforest#biointensive#agriculture#habitat#sustainability#environment#gardening#organicgardening#perennials#fruittrees#leafygreens#berries#peppers#beans#food#thenewleafproject#nature
Oooooh this color is simply amazing!
Since starting the Master Gardening class, the perennial plants additions are focused towards bees and butterflies. Enjoying the changes immensely and we’ve experienced a huge increase in the number of butterflies in our backyard.
I highly recommend checking out your local Master Garden classes. It’s been so rewarding in what I’ve learned and the beautiful people I’ve met. We all share plants and that’s a beautiful thing! #mastergardener#gardners#greenthumb#mastergardenerintraining#perennials
Spotted these red chokeberries (aronia arbutifolia) at the US National Arboretum. Gorgeous fruit and leaves, said to be deer resistant. On my property, I’m hoping to plant black chokeberry (aronia melanocarpa) b/c it is said to be the better superfood than the red. Pollinators love the flowers. Have you tasted aronia berries? #microfarm#perennials#ediblelandscaping
Himmelblå asters lyser op i mine vilde bede lige nu 🍀
Asters er sådan en god staude til at give efterårshaven kulør og blomsterrigdom - de er gode for insekter, giver frodighed hele sommeren og holder længe i buketter 👨🏽🌾
Stylish seedheads of Asclepias incarnata, during the summer the pink flowers were visited by lots of bees, one day there were 4 species of bumble bee at the same time. A great easy hardy herbaceous Perennial that is not so widely known. We have grown lots of plants from seeds with our students on The New Growth Project at #marlaypark#pollinators#asclepias#easyplants#perennials
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This little beauty is happening now. This gem from Japan, Leucosceptrum stellipilum is sparkling now in the shade garden. Known as Japanese shrub mint this is our first year growing it out and it has performed exactly as described! Thank you to #farreachesfarm for the selection.
Hace poco más de dos años me echaban del laburo. Me despedían de donde la había pasado mal 6 años, entre ninguneos, maltratos, injusticias y abusos, no sin antes ser basureado una vez mas por el dueño de la empresa. En ese momento creí que el mundo se me venía abajo. Sin embargo, días después supe que era mí oportunidad de cambiar el rumbo, saltar al vacío y hacer lo que siempre había soñado, ser fotógrafo, full time. A partir de ahí me han pasado solo cosas lindas en un ascenso meteórico. El domingo mis fotos son tapa y nota central de la revista más leída de Argentina. Agradezco a todos los que confían en mí trabajo, y por supuesto a ese jefe que me echó, por permitirme cambiar mí vida para siempre.