Spring is upon us and many homeowners are starting to think about their gardens and what they want to grow this year. Finding the right combination of plants that look good in your garden, will do well in our climate, and will yield some fresh produce is no easy task. At Lon Smith Roofing we think those difficult tasks are worth it when it makes your home more beautiful.
If you are planning your summer garden check out some of these tips from Monica Rose in D Magazine.
Monica Rose Is Leading An Edible Shift In Dallas – D Magazine
Knee-deep in dirt, two Rottweilers by her side, Monica Rose tends to her thoughtfully planted culinary gardens as a painter would contemplate every stroke—she nourishes, pinches, gathers produce, replants. Granted, these are elemental tasks for any gardener, but Rose is far from a hobbyist grower—at 27, she is quietly pioneering a farm-to-table movement from the backyards of many Dallas homeowners.
While tending to a community garden on Concho Street in Austin, the Dallas native’s life path was changed: “I realized I was in love with plants,” she says. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in environmental science at the University of Texas at Austin and took a job at a local nursery. She also got her certification in landscape design and native Texas gardening. In 2014, she launched Edible Landscapes Dallas after repeated requests to cultivate personal, “menu-specific” gardens. She now has the incredible challenge of designing, installing, and maintaining nearly 100 bespoke gardens for homeowners in Highland Park, Addison, Plano, Arlington, and Dallas and also offers landscape, floral, and interior plant design services.