Thursday, August 18, 2016

Compost Garden

A few weeks ago John and Amy Duke, composters and gardeners extraordinaire, gave me a tour of their very special and very fun garden. They have filled the garden with beautiful plants, well-tended beds, and whimsical statues and signs that leave you feeling plain happy.

John is a master gardener and a master composter and Amy (the boss) says she spends at least 20 hours a week just working in the garden. They have an impressive composting area and actually name their compost bins (Grateful Dead, A Frond Farewell, Leaves of Thyme). John and Amy credit the health of their garden to all of the compost they add.

Here are a few of the photos I took. I felt like I needed to snap one everywhere I looked!

Samples of different types of bins.

Making compost tea to boost the microorganisms in finished compost.

The Anheuser Bush (ha ha) 

Yes, that is an adorable pot man using the john.
Fairies have taken up residence.

Part of the children's garden.

This squirrel thinks I am the paparazzi.
Don't you just want to wander through?


  1. what a beautiful garden. Thank you for sharing the pictures and giving me some inspiration!

  2. Awesome! I wish I would of been there with you to see it first hand. Mom