An Organic Kitchen Garden
A collaboration between a garden designer and a culinary-arts-trained homeowner results in the ultimate potager, one so productive (and delicious) that chefs throughout Sonoma County clamor for its surplus
Guests at the Burwell house often work up an appetite by walking the fifth-of-a-mile path through the labyrinth before dinner.
Steps chiseled from slabs of Lueders limestone traverse the hillside through plantings of drought-resistant grasses, perennials and shrubs.
The fruit from three types of quince trees (Cydonia oblonga) are used by Burwell to make chutneys and galettes. Planted below them, herbs like thyme create a groundcover tapestry.
A mix of grasses and pines echoes the native landscape on the hillside.