This gardener/cook wants to be as self-sufficient as possible, so her garden is fruitful AND beautiful.
from Julie Hoover, who says, "My husband Dave and I live on 3.5 acres in
beautiful Douglassville, Pennsylvania. We are located about an hour and
10 minutes northwest of Philadelphia. I love to garden and cook and after a
long day of work those are two of my greatest passions! We are on the adventure
of trying to be as self-sufficient as possible, by growing much of our food in
our two veggie gardens and by also preserving, with canning and freezing. I
have a cottage garden with annuals, perennials, and herbs, and additional
perennial beds around the yard. I designed the cottage garden and my husband
constructed it and the potting shed."