Sally and George Peterson are Do-it-yourself gardeners who have reworked a rough hillside with a lake perspective into a tree-laden landscape with natural and organic greens and herbs escalating in lifted planter beds and a greenhouse.
On their Ashland property, 225 trees, primarily indigenous and drought tolerant, give shade, slide color and berries for birds. They have also planted 200 shrubs and 3,000 bulbs, and set up a filter program to catch rainwater.
We gave Sally Peterson a stack of back garden-connected textbooks and requested her if the data would help other DIYers in the Pacific Northwest. In this article is a person of her opinions: