In the Garden: A Before/After of Lasagna Gardening
A Robbinsdale family is using an organic and creative method to transform their yard. We first met Priscilla Watson back in 2015, when she started creating her outdoor masterpiece by using the lasagna gardening method.
There is no digging or tilling or cooking. Instead, you layer organic materials; in this case, Watson used wet newspaper, leaves, and old grass clippings. Over time, the materials disintegrate and turn into fertile soil that will help the plants to grow.
Fast-forward four years, and Watson’s yard is a show stopper.
“Yeah, they look when they walk by. There’s a lot of dog walkers, too. So, it’s kind of a good way to get to know the neighbors,” said Watson.
Plenty of eye-catching plants draw them in: Red Lilies, Lady’s Mantel, Cone Flowers and big yellow, beautiful cup plants.
“The birds and the bees love them,” explained Watson.
There’s a menagerie of exciting things to look at like the Gooseneck Loosestrife. The flower looks like the head of a goose.
Creative ceramics are scattered throughout the landscape, adding a touch of glamour.
Watson says she gardening is relaxing and makes her happy. Besides flowers, the Robbinsdale Digger’s Garden Member also has a bountiful fruit and vegetable garden.
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