In this final segment of our trip down the Great Gardens memory lane, we travel to Colby, Kansas to the garden of Beverly and Curt Eicher. The Eichers took a trip, and returned home wanting their own cottage garden.
When Kathleen and Robert Fields moved into their home, the neighborhood was well-established. The backyard was surrounded with ready made shade. Kathleen quickly learned that leaves were great start for compost.
"Great gardens begin with soil building," she says, "You can get a sick plant and bring it back to health if you have good soil."
Kathleen also believes in perennials. She subscribes to this saying, "The first year they sleep. They second they creep. The third they leap."
Today we travel to the sandhills south of Garden City, Kansas to the home of Larry and Carole Geier. The couple has created an oasis in the midst of sagebrush and sand. The location has perks like night skies filled with stars, and some burly neighbors who used to roam the prairie.
Skip travels to Timbercreek Canyon, Texas to talk with Darla Wood.
The Great Garden series continues with a visit to Darla Wood's garden in Timbercreek Canyon, Texas. Darla has tried the traditional lawn route unsuccessfully, and now integrates art and listening what the land wants to be.
In this look back at Great Gardens across the High Plains, Skip travels to Amarillo, Texas. There she meets Bob Hatton, who took a yard composed primarily of lawn, and created a landscape featuring plants that trigger memories of his childhood like this beautiful redbud tree.
The Great Garden series continues with a trip back in time to the Shirley Opera House in Atwood, Kansas. Skip talks with Alice Hill who is setting the tables at the Opera House with good things from the garden.
You'll remember Alice Hill, whose latest adventure is Full Circle Aquaponics. She's busy growing everything they eat at Beaver Creek Ranch.