The Sunset Magazine Gardens at The Cornerstone Somona, designed by Stefani Bittner and her team.
Stefani Bittner, owner of Homestead Design Collective, talks with Hilary about how to create a beautiful and productive outdoor living space.
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Photos from Stefani’s home garden:
SHOW NOTES + TERMS:
Key Design Elements:
Pick a focal point: Choose a permanent element such as a tree, arbor or pathway to anchor your site
Create a gathering space
Provide structure to your site by incorporating perennial edibles and ornamentals, and evergreen ground covers
Accessibility: It’s likely that your garden will be more successful if you can see it and access it easily.
Repetition: Repeating materials, colors, and textures throughout a landscape can help to integrate a variety of spaces.
Plants Discussed in This Episode:
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa)
Blueberry ‘Sunshine Blue’
“Our gardens are for living in.”- Stefani Bittner
Pathway, terracing and trellising inspiration from Stefani’s garden:
“How do you want to live in your garden?”– Stefani Bittner
Books by Stefani Bittner:
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More about this weeks guest expert:
STEFANI BITTNER is the owner of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm focused on creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants.
Her team offers a unique and sophisticated approach, using both organic farming and fine gardening skills, for people who want help creating aesthetically designed, organic edible gardens. Homestead provides design, installation, and full-service organic maintenance, harvesting, bee keeping, preserving, floristry, and composting services. Homestead is the design team behind the new Test Gardens for Sunset Magazine, the edible garden for Marin Art & Garden Center, and the community garden for Bay Meadows.
About the Host:
Hello, I’m Hilary Dahl. Outside of this podcast, my job is to help beginning and experienced growers create beautiful and productive gardens. I have the unique experience of working in on a wide range of projects, from small backyard garden plots to multi-acre vegetable farms. I also work in my own garden every day when I get home. This podcast is an opportunity to discuss seasonal garden topics and share the the joy of growing your own food.
Original source: https://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/2017/6/16/encyclopedia-botanica-podcast-episode-58-3b9n3-8gbz3-289s6-36t7g-874zj-78p5k-ke3ss-srdn2-cygb5-dtnr5-at9yd-zd47a-n8fcb-tsd23-rtaj8-n3228-8r86x-ydgl4-a4g8e-2kdzh-za6tk-caxbw-wdd34-mr6w9