|Home|| We have lived on an acre of land in the lower Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada since 1982. Then there was tall grass, slugs, grasshoppers, and 3 finches flying through (we now have hundreds of birds living in and visiting our garden).|
We have been gardening here organically since 1982. We started planting 17 fruit trees and made a few perennial beds the first year. We built the gazebo as the only shade on the entire acre until our trees grew. The only plan I had was 1/4 of the acre for the vegetable garden, another 1/4 for fruit trees and bush fruits. When we built a sunroom onto the house with two more doors out into the yard, we built a patio, arbour, and more perennial beds to be seen from the sunroom. The rambling rose/clematis arbour down the east side of the house came about as I needed more trellises for climbing roses and vines.An overall plan would have been more foolproof but I think the garden worked out well anyway.
There is a sketch of our acre in the Garden Layout section.