On Sunday, July 22, we were invited to a garden tour for the Northwest Horticulture Society (NHS) in Seattle, Washington. We were astonished to find this beautiful raised bed garden that was designed as a living sculpture. The stairs leading to the garden are certainly not friendly, but the garden can serve as wonderful example of an accessible garden. Members of the NHS were posted at the bottom to help everyone navigate the treacherous staircase. But once at the top, the view and the garden were worth the climb.
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Joan explained that she has always had a garden that provided fresh home grown vegetables. Her first project when she moved into her new home was to add a garden. She found a designer in Seattle who created this practical and beautiful garden. The metal was formed and welded on site. The structure is on a 6 inch gravel drainage bed. The location is not only spectacularly beautiful, it is oriented to assure maximum sun exposure. Plants are rotated to insure constant fresh produce.
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