Save for fall and winter blooming species, the lush greens and vibrant hues of spring and summer have given way to the rusty palette of browns that follows on the heels of peak leaf season color. As plants begin dormancy, the last of the leaves are dropping in droves and most flowers and grasses have long since gone to seed. Conventionally speaking, we now sit squarely in ‘fall cleanup’ season. But typical fall landscaping practices can do more harm than good.
In an upscale North Atlanta neighborhood, Elizabeth Warland, a former tech startup professional, is on a years-long mission to rewild her property, create habitat and grow food and medicine for her family.
Whether you want to grow crops for winter or get ready to hit the ground running next spring, fall is the perfect time to start planning your garden. But no two sites are the same! Below, I’ll walk you through 5 different methods for growing a vegetable garden at home.
The conversation surrounding the best use of city-owned sites has shifted in recent years. Communities are pushing for more greenspace, gardens and other nature-based spaces that prioritize quality of life and wellbeing over financially-driven development.