Our Mission:

Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Public Gardens & Mothers Day Weekend featuring Reiman Gardens

Friday I took the afternoon off to celebrate my birthday with family and visit Reiman Gardens for National Public Gardens Day.  It started in 2009 to raise awareness of public gardens and the role they play in our communities. This annual celebration takes place on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day each year.

Reiman Gardens has over 50,000 tulips, and almost at the end of their season they were still very much in bloom!

The apple trees were also blooming on the apple arbor, similar to an espalier, in their "Home Production Garden" space.

There are many other areas to explore around the grounds, including a Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Conservatory and Butterfly House.

In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms are admitted to

Happy Mother's Day from Abundant Design!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Gardens, gardens, gardens

Well Spring is finally upon us!

After several snows in the last month, the last April 15th, its been a scramble to get gardens finished in time for the growing season.  Now the temperatures have been in the 80s!

Here a Mandala garden we just finished before the rain came.  A Mandala garden incorporates several key hole beds in one growing space. They are also a striking visual!

Mandala Garden

More to come as this backyard oasis project continues to grow!

We also put in several raised beds in both the front and back yards in the last week.

At this house, we had a gentleman driving by, stop, ask a few questions and then say, "What you are doing is great, it's just great!"  Love it!

Also did some garden clean-up...

And built a giant raised bed using wood core, called a hugelkultur.  We have used wood cores before, but this was the real thing!  Read more about them at RichSoil.com

More to come on this project as well!

Browne Atlas worm castings

By the way, if you are needing plants, check out Nine Square Feet's Plant Swap this Saturday

Happy Spring!