What a fun day!! A few days ago, I had the privilege of speaking and giving a tour of my home and garden to a great group of Master Gardeners from this area. Boy, do they know their stuff!
This group was incredibly gracious and super interesting. We planned on having the meeting outside, but the weather was less than glorious, although we needed the rain desperately. Rain never stops a true gardener!!
I thought it might be fun for you to join the tour with the group so my daughter snapped a few photos of a few areas around our home.
Most folks left from the back porch to the courtyard.
We have a few fruit trees (less hardy plants) protected within the walls of the courtyard
along with herbs and flowers mixed in the planters.
The group broke up and went their own way from there. If you leave my courtyard toward the right, you will find my smokehouse, a few raised beds, the big garden, a small fruit tree orchard and in pots 19 varieties of apple trees that my son grafted, pear trees, fig trees, leland cypress trees, persimmon trees and wild orange trees that we are growing for the stock. We also house our hydroponics system there as well.
If you take a left out of the courtyard, you’ll find a few raised beds where I am growing carrots, parsnips, and beets as well as many herbs and a few wild edibles. You’ll also find my chickens and coop on that side of the house.
It was not only an honor to have these amazing gardeners in my home and sharing my story, I had the privilege of signing books for them. I met a wonderful entreprenuer from Auburn. I loved hearing the story of her organic coffee shop, Mama Mocha’s Coffee Emporium and Roasters! What a great name, Mama Mocha!!
I hope you enjoyed the photo tour of parts of my gardens. I will follow-up soon with more detailed photos of my home and garden. Wish you all were here…