Front yard garden in development: an edible, sharable food and healing herbal project based on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) practice of planting the three sisters together–corn, beans, and squash, who teach lessons of reciprocity and the “emerging relationship between indigenous knowledge and Western science, both of which are rooted in the earth.” (Robin Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass)
The space was grassless when the home was purchased. A hidden concrete garage pad was removed along with 60 sq ft of asphalt. Trumpet vine, red currents, and perennials were added. A cedar fence and gate were built. Every year a few small things change.
Century Victorian in the heart of Detroit Shoreway. Front of the house native garden including cactus native to the great lakes region. Backyard includes a chicken coop, composting system, rain barrels, berry canes, patio made from reclaimed brick, raised bed, salad table, container with veggies and herbs, and a cold-frame made with reclaimed material.
Front porch and drive lined with an array of hanging floral arrangements; Hostas, Azalea and Hydrangea bushes, Climbing Roses, Pinky Winky tree and climbing Clematis adorn the front yard. At night all is accented with landscape lighting.