Subsistence Farm, Port Orchard, WA

Ornamental and edible plantings help define the surrounding open spaceA variety of color and contrast creates visual interest throughout the site and softens views of the hoop houses and outbuildingsLarge swaths of edible herbs and perennials anchor the house in the landscape The rain garden captures roof runoff and provides another interesting element in the gardenContrasting plant color and texture adds visual interestThe rain garden collects and filters storm water runoff from the roof and surrounding landscape The herb and perennial garden capitalize on the drier portion of the site and add an inviting foreground to the meadow viewTerritorial farm viewsThe herb and perennial garden creates a foreground for the meadow viewSeat walls border a paved patio and are made welcoming by adjacent fragrant herb gardensOrnamental and edible plantings coexist in single bedsThe rain garden captures roof runoff and provides another interesting visual element in the garden