PermaDesign Pays Off in Green

In this economy, it’s not always easy to sell a house, but some wonderful clients just sold theirs in 76 days! After they moved in (just before the crash of 2008), we replaced a whole lot of water-wasting lawn with a gorgeous low-water garden. When they decided to retire closer to family, none of us worried that the place would sell because its narrow backyard resembled nothing if not paradise.

This shot was taken by Charles Mann, and as you can see it ended up on the cover of Nate’s book, Harvest the Rain.

Talk about biodiversity: We’ve got our pollinators salvia, centranthus, yarrow, and snow in summer—all in bloom with swaths of soon-to-bloom herbal/medicinal lavender, evening primrose, and thyme. Later in the season as red sedum (a beneficial insect attractor) and purple echinacea (medicinal) burst on the scene with Karl Foerster grasses help protect the garden from strong, down-slope winds. Check out PermaDesign’s portfolio for more shots of that property. But sorry…it’s no longer for sale!

06/07/2012 | Books | Companion Plantings | Edibles | Lawns | Windbreaks | (0) Comments

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