Permaculture in the high country; practical use and guidance.

A new view of growing food and forest in the same space.

Permaculture Practice Where to start is to read The Permaculture Design Course Handbook. It leads you through the 11 design principles whose goal is a community of plants and animals acting in coordination for mutual benefit. When thoughtfully placed near each other (relative location) each element provides at least three functions for other elements. Principles… Continue reading Permaculture in the high country; practical use and guidance.

The garden in black and white

Here you can see the only highlights are rocks in front

Designing a Colorado Garden. Recently, I read an RSS feed from Horticulture magazine suggesting gardeners should design in black and white.  Instantly my mind went to white flowers next to dark luxurious leaves and my new favorite flower the ‘Nigra’ hollyhock with its dark hues.  I was quite excited to see just what would appear… Continue reading The garden in black and white