July 28, 2013

Edible gardener meets decorative gardener

Edible gardener meets decorative gardener! Yes! That’s my kind of garden, so come and have a look and admire. These are the gardens that I like most. Maybe as a student of European art history I should appreciate the beauty itself, but sole beauty in the gardens makes them sort of egotistically empty, concentrated on itself and as it is in the definition of the egotism it means also ‘kind of socialized narcissism’. 

We are living in the age of total pollution. The Earth/ The Gaia is calling for rescue. Do you believe that each sole voice matters? Then make your garden ecological and produce fruits and veggies. If our gardens are maintained with heart and brain, we get what we need most – healthy produce that heals our body. So, if you don’t do it yet, have a look and get inspired! 

When you enter this garden you are taken by surprise of creative mix of edible garden and beautiful decorative garden solutions.

Meet the owners: Ewa and Piotr Szulc, tending their garden with love.   

The garden I have visited last week embraces old trees and XIV century defence wall in Ińsko (close to my heart), geographically it’s a small city in Western Pomerania, Poland.

Large stones are part of natural landscape in this area.

See the old stone wall from XIV century in the background?

When the old sick tree had to be cut down, it naturally stayed in the garden as planters and benches. 

Stone wall.

The beautiful background for the joyfull hollyhocks is made by Metasequoia glyptostroboides - an awesome tree.

Bird bath embraced by hollyhocks. 

And we come to the hearth of this garden - edible gardening. Here squashes in the pots. If you give them proper soil and proper natural food, they will grow expotentially.
There are about 38 squashes growing in this garden - majority in planters.

Tomatos in the planters.There is about 60 of them growing in this garden.

Nasturtium and strawberries.

Tomatos above (next pot) and herbs (mint and chives) in the containers below.

Next tomato container.

These squashes grow happily on the compost heap.

Nasturtium is edible as well (leaves and flowers) - this time growing on the decorative bed.

I love this idea - using fence as support for growing tomatos. Next to it there is a rose with pink flowers... 

... and on the bottom of the tomatos squashes and pumpkins... and Dyzio - a family member checking whether everything is fine.


Anonymous said...

My Dears, these are wonderful pictures of your garden, where I always love to be. Best wishes for your Blog. Continue with it. Love, Petra.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous edible landscape! Yes, over the years I've come to realize that a garden that's just "pretty" gets a little boring without the excitement of growing your own.