We've lived in this neighborhood several years now, gosh, fourteen to be exact. During that time I've watched neighbors tear out their lawn and plant a garden, then put their house on the market and move. The new owners tear out the garden and lay down turf. Then a few years go by and they tear out the turf and plant a garden. Around and around they go.
This new vegetable garden is on a corner property which once housed a very creative raised veggie garden. This is now...
And this was then, photo from a 2011 blog post (more here).
In between the two vegetable gardens there was lawn. Years of lawn, just a green carpet. A beautiful green carpet that was managed by a service that would show up and mow, blow, and fertilize. The vegetable versions are so much more interesting and feed nature as well as the owners.
See those tiny sprouts between the lettuce and the wood, they're peas. This makes me wonder if there isn't something else going in between the bamboo and the wood. Something for the peas to climb.
Also I should mention the lawn wasn't removed, just built upon. Gotta love that.
The blueberry bushes, and raspberries just starting to come up behind them, are the one constant. Even when there was lawn the berries were allowed to stay. Everyone loves berries...
I look around and wonder which patch of lawn is the next to go, and will it be replaced by veggies or ornamentals? I don't like to think about the opposing part of the cycle, when plants are torn out and replaced by a green carpet.
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