My name is Ryan Harvey, and I have been gardening with my wife, Kristin, and our Yorkie, Emmitt, for eight many years in Austin, Texas, Zone 8b. We emphasis mostly on edibles, perennials, indigenous plants, and taking pleasure in views of the backyard and wildlife. It all began with a single backyard garden mattress in the midst of dying grass, previously useless clay soil, and invasive working bamboo that threatened to acquire in excess of our residence by itself. Many years later on, our a single-sixth-acre whole lot has more than 100 trees on it, multiple vegetable beds, and plenty of native and tailored perennial crops. Paths hook up various outside rooms we have designed close to our home, just about every of which is a seating location from which to delight in our National Wildlife Federation–certified habitat. Sharing our backyard with other individuals is a single of our fantastic joys, and we shell out as considerably time exterior in it as we can.
The birds, insects, and other animals, which includes our kale-loving canine, give us far more than ample amusement. Due to the fact most of our fruit-developing trees and shrubs are younger, we are energized to commence harvesting this bounty in the coming several years, sharing it with our outside wildlife mates, of system.
An abnormal banana assortment, Musa ‘Truly Tiny’ (Zones 8–11) is an very little variation of the traditional Cavendish banana you are used to shopping for at the grocery keep. The little sizing implies it can be grown to make fruit even in climates the place you need to overwinter it indoors.
If you’d like to see additional from this backyard, verify out Ryan and Kristin’s Instagram: @theharveygarden
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