Saturday, October 31, 2009

the new low maintenance garden

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ photos by Jacqueline M. Koch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have been looking forward to this book coming out. Valerie Easton is a local writer who I have enjoyed reading in the Seattle Times Pacific Magazine over the years. She writes mostly about gardening, but has done many of the Pacific Magazine's features on people's homes as well. This excerpt from the Times is the perfect teaser. She also has a blog, Plant Talk, that I have been recently following.

At our new house we have a front, back and 2 large sides just waiting to be planted. Our budget is tight, but there are some key areas that I want to first focus on. One is screening along the south property. Two is a focal tree out the south living room window and third is the front yard as one approaches the house.