Today's photos are from Sarah in Minnesota, who says, "I started with an empty canvas of coarse sand that struggled to grow weeds about 6 years ago. Every summer I take out a new section of my yard by planting the shrubs and smothering the surrounding grass with cardboard and/or newspaper and covering it with the wood chips I receive from a local tree trimmer. Hooray for free wood chips! I really enjoy implementing the practices of permaculture and edible landscaping. On my little .25-acre lot I grow two apples trees, an asian pear, blueberries, honey-berries, raspberries, aronia berries, serviceberries, grapes, and nanking cherries mixed in with the ornamentals. While our growing season is short in central Minnesota, I enjoy the structure that landscaping brings in the winter, in addition to the ever increasing amounts of wildlife to watch as I sip a cup of morning coffee!" Wow, Sarah, that was a seriously blank slate, and you've transformed it beautifully!
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