This is a proposal for an everyday private garden of a nursing home, with a lawn area and surrounding flowerbeds.
The idea here is to use the flowerbeds that are currently without any kind of plants and use them to create an aromatic and a vegetable garden.
The goals for this intervention is for the people that live there can watch the development of the plants and then see its fruits at the table and enjoy them.
It is important to choose crops that do not require too much work and attention.
Flowerbed information; Project; Link to the Vegetable gardens.
As we can see in this photo this corner flowerbed is "abandoned" and it is not being used at all.
It has some pavement that can be used as passage inside the flowerbed and a sort of a fence that needs some work.
So it is a perfect place to plant herbs as it has full sunlight exposure and it as some wind protection being located in a corner.
As preparation the soil needs to be picked out of rocks and to be loosened. Also it needs to be added some good compost before planting.
The proposal for this space is to create an aromatic garden with an array of herbs.
The idea is to create a central flowerbed surrounded by a path using the existing pavement. There will be planted more delicate herbs such as parsley , coriander and basil . These can and should be picked only whenever they are needed so they keep their fragance and freshness so appreciated in culinary.
Around this central flowerbed will be planted the tougher herbs such as rosemary , lavender , thyme and lemon thyme . These can be picked when needed or to dry, for instance the thyme.
This flowerbed is also "abandoned" and needs some work.
If that is the case, the small fencing needs some repairing to avoid that any animals like dogs and cats go inside.
Also the climbers need to be kept trimmed in order to the flowerbed get enought sunlight exposure at all time.
As preparation also in this flowerbed the soil needs to be picked out of rocks and to be loosened. Also it needs to be added some good compost before planting.
The proposal for this space is to choose some easy and low maintenance plants that can produce some vegetables to be used in the everyday meals of the people that live in the nursing home.
So, the planting scheme that we can see in this image is common beans , tomatoes , lettuces , carrots , onions and garlics.