This is a weekly feature for readers to show us their favourite place at home. Thanks to Sue and Angie for this week's photos. Both ladies are in the United States.
Attached are two photos of my favorite place, which is my front garden. For many years this was a typical front yard with a lawn, yew trees and hostas. My passion for growing my own food grew beyond my back yard traditional vegetable garden and I started thinking about how I could turn my front yard into an edible landscape. Two years later and this garden has become my favorite place to be. I removed all the plants and lawn from the two spaces either side of the path leading up to the house, installed two brick diamond shaped walkways and planted two gardens which are the mirror image of each other. The garden consists of over sixty different varieties of plant of which eighty five percent of them are edible. In the summer, the gardens are exploding with herbs, vegetables, berry bushes and edible flowers.
My favorite time in the garden is early morning. I walk through the plants with my mug of coffee and watch an army of bees working furiously away. I am a new beekeeper and watching both the honey bees and native solitary bees being so industrious is quite inspirational. I feed my family from this garden every day and I love how the feel of it changes through the months as different plants come into their own. This garden is both beautiful and productive and provides a unique welcome to my home.
I live in Rhode Island, USA and I blog at www.lessnoise-moregreen.com.
Thanks for the opportunity to share my garden. Sue St Jean
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And Angie says:
I currently live in a condo unit that was chosen because of the woods in the back and the number of windows so I could watch nature. I use the living room to watch the wonders of nature because it opens up to the woods.
This is the area of my home I do quite a bit of reflecting. I watch nature out the window with a cup of coffee in hand. Sometimes I read, as well, but seldom watch television. When my son in laws come over the TV can be turned on or we will all just enjoy each other's company.
I live in the South of the United States on the coast line enjoying the bright sunlight and ocean breezes that this area is noted for. The pictures are taken in the summer.
I have a blog that your readers may be interested in as it also highlights the benefits of living a simple life. If you are interested I would love it if you stopped by to say hello. www.angiesfrugalhouse.blogspot.com
I hope each of your readers has a special spot that serves them in peace and simplicity.