Here’s a picture update of the garden’s progress in early January 2011, the latter part of summer in Melbourne, Australia.
Dwarf peach tree, loaded with full sized peaches.
Dwarf peach again.
Dwarf peach (Pixzee), with dwarf nectarine (Nectazee) behind it.
The harvest of garlic begins.
Garden beds are a wall of green!
Same shot, with a bit more view from the left.
Liquorice (licorice) plant – the ferny looking plant in between the wooden garden stake and black steel trellis post.
Turn to another direction, another ocean of green!
A pumpkin growing besides the white flowered alyssum (a companion plant which attracts beneficial predatory insects that eat your garden pests)
This is the view to the east. The canopies of all the young trees have not grown high enough to rise above the shrubs yet.
The far west side, against the fence, once again, no empty space here!
Lemon guava in the foreground, with horseradish behind it. Dwarf peach and nectarine in background.
The western corner of the garden, angel trumpet tree (double-white flowering aromatic variety) in corner, releases sweet aroma, even stronger in the evening, makes the summer garden a wonderful sensory experience.
Some more fully packed garden beds – this is what an ‘over-stacked design’ is meant to look like.
This ids the back fence, all the plants to the right of the path are actually in large pots.
From the far east side of the garden looking west. It looks much bigger than it is, the distance here is only 20m (60’)
Again, same view, panning more to the right, to give you a feel for the depth of the garden.
I’ll include more photos from season to season to show the transition, and how the garden looks at it’s peak to when it is mostly dormant. The surprise ids that something is growing all year round, it pretty well never stops!