By John Beaudry.
As we wind down the year and, perhaps, give ourselves permission to neglect our gardens a bit, a select set of private gardens amid the hills of La Mesa will be getting some extra primping and pruning in the coming months.
Among the gardens slated for the 2019 SDHS spring garden tour will be the private garden of John Robert Beaudry, landscape designer and SDHS board member. Beaudry’s award-winning garden, pictured above, was recently featured (Healing Body and Mind in a Food Forest Sanctuary Garden) in the November issue of San Diego Home and Garden magazine.
From the article’s author, Mary James:
…trees, shrubs, vines and edibles intermingle freely in the lush 'food forest' that provides fruits, veggies and herbs for family meals; cooling shade when temperatures soar; and a habitat for beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife. In this edible landscape, melon vines cavort among flowering perennials, monarch butterflies feast on milkweed, and sweet mint skirts a citrus grove and 6-foot-tall tomato plants growing in straw bales.
Like Beaudry's garden, all of the tour gardens are sure to inspire. They will leave you with ideas for great plants and awesome designs for your own gardens.
In addition to the gardens, local artisans who will be selling their hand-crafted art will also be featured. Watch artists as they paint the very gardens they are in, and take home gifts that will last a lifetime.
For more details in the coming months, stay tuned to SDHort.org. Please note that the date for the tour has changed to April 27.