Rick Riley

Gathering Food From Unorthodox Sources

We don’t use chemicals or pesticides on the lawn. We free range the birds occasionally, and want to let them enjoy whatever the can find healthily. That sometimes means we get volunteer plants that we didn’t intend. Dandelions are often a fight, but sometimes a delight. Serendipities are often appreciated and embraced here. Tonights unexpecteds …

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From vacant lot to structured beds.

Once an idea had been formed about the divisions of the property, I rolled up sleeves and began to dig in. Literally. It didn’t take long to realize my little endeavor was a larger undertaking than I imagined. Landscape paint helped with the lines, once I finalized the patterns and spaces. But oh… my plot …

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My garden made a Hero Omelet

Those that visit the garden have a new surprise. We added an herb garden that is planted in a parterre. The parterre could have been created in any number of ways, with any number of plants. This one was created with small boxwoods in a simple closed X design. The herbs were planted in the …

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