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READER PHOTO! Small lot, BIG garden!

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Photo/Illustration: Todd Holloway
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Photo/Illustration: Todd Holloway
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Photo/Illustration: Todd Holloway
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Photo/Illustration: Todd Holloway
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Photo/Illustration: Todd Holloway

Today’s photos are from garden designer Todd Holloway‘s private garden in Vancouver, B.C. He says, “This patio area was pieced together over a couple of months with granite stones found in various rock piles and at the beach. The arbor is all driftwood, also from the local beach. The planters have been accumulating over the years and some are extras from our landscape jobs. As are most of the plants. Most of the larger tropicals have been saved from previous years and overwintered in the greenhouse. As the season progresses, the fig trees, concord grapes and tomatoes enclose the patio, adding more shade and privacy. The rest of the yard is a virtual farm. I cram as many fruits and vegetables as I can into the small 20- by 50-foot space. Everything from Asian pears to zucchinis grow here, including some unconventional types such as kohlrabi, cape gooseberries, and persimmons. As long as it grows in this climate, I make an effort to grow it…” Thanks, Todd, for sharing your garden with us!

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  1. Deanneart 10/07/2010

    It's a tropical oasis! love this!

  2. heresgreenie 10/07/2010

    Todd shows us that no matter what leftover materials you have they can be used! What a serene garden he has. It invites you in and I can sense the warmth of nature all around! Thank you Todd!

  3. sheilaschultz 10/07/2010

    What a comforting space... all you need is a good book and a glass of wine!

  4. ToddHollow 10/09/2010

    Thanks for the kind comments!!! Believe me, it does get used by wine drinkers and book readers...Even me sometimes. And yes, it is a pretty tranquil place. I often call this little oasis, the Todd Mahal...

  5. Meelianthus 06/23/2014

    Hello Todd ~ You may never see this posting as I see your garden was featured some time ago, but I just wanted yo say how much I loved it. I would love to wander around and just look at everything. It looks like you had great enjoyment creating it and amazing you grow so much in a small space. Thanks for sharing - even if this is a few years too late!

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