This past April my assistant Gudi Riter and I flew to Kansas City, MO to the Heartland Garden at Powell Gardens to oversee the planting of my edible landscape garden. From this angle you can see the early plantings of cherry tomatoes. 20 different varieties were arranged by color to introduce viewers to the amazing spectrum that is available for tomatoes (white to gold, orange, red, and black). The plants were to wind through a walk-through tunnel, providing an immersive experience for the garden visitors and a little welcome shade during the hot summer.
Five separate planting beds for edibles were arranged into a half circle. This first bed contained 20 different varieties of culinary herbs.
I returned to the Powell Gardens in early June for the grand opening. Despite the unseasonably cold and wet weather lately, the tomatoes were starting to climb as planned, and promise to make a beautiful exhibit this summer! It should see its full glory in August.
A number of visitors walked through the garden. I gave a tour to some of the first to come through.