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Subsistence Farm, Port Orchard, WA

We recently visited a past project in Port Orchard, WA.  This subsistence farm has been installed in phases over the last few years and we were excited to see how it was taking shape.  Included in this project is a rain garden handling roof runoff, drought tolerant herb and perennial garden, native plantings, an orchard, vegetable beds, hoop houses and out buildings, as well as a covered patio and seat wall to capture the view of it all. We are pleased with all the hard work the owners have undertaken and hope you enjoy the photos.


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 viewOrnamental and edible plantings coexist in single bedsSeat walls border a paved patio and are made welcoming by adjacent fragrant herb gardensThe rain garden captures roof runoff and provides another interesting visual element in the garden

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