when we first saw this house in april 2008,
i immediately fell in love with the large, shady magnolia tree
in front of the house.
it reminded me of arkansas, where i'm from.
in terms of landscaping, we didn't want any grass in the yard,
and our goal is an edible landscape.
so i wondered what to do underneath the magnolia tree,
which sits at the entrance to our home.
i was thumbing through the book, Landscaping with Fruit by Lee Reich,
and got inspired to do alpine strawberries.
so here it is, Mat 2010, right after I planted the alpine strawberries.
ryan had scored some free bales of hay,
and i was using that as a mulch.
and here it is, one year later.
i love the trailing nasturtium growing around the magnolia tree.
and the nasturtium draping over the fence.
but the best is going out to garden
and picking tiny, sweet alpine strawberries to snack on.