Thursday, July 24, 2014

Front Yard Sunflowers

This property in Austria has tons of sunflower appeal!

These are planted along the driveway

Typical sunny yellow

Brown with a tinge of yellow

What a sunny welcome when you come home!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enjoy the Lush Garden!

Summer is the time to enjoy this lush, edible garden ... complete with your own pond and goldfish!

Pit greenhouse/walipini and comfy eating area

View over the pond

Cozy eating area under trellis with pumpkins and cukes!

View of the garden from 2nd floor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gardening Delight!

This home boasts a south facing backyard that is a gardener's delight.  Several raised planting beds using the permaculture "hugelbed" concept for optimal plant growth.

Trellis's connect several of the beds for growing cucumbers and squash

The yard also has several fruit trees and berries ...

... a backyard perfect for enjoying the Austrian summer!

Winter Garden / GreenHouse Addition!

A wonderful winter garden / greenhouse has been added to the property.  Now you can enjoy working in the garden year round!

This "pit" greenhouse is attached to the back of the house and was built with energy saving in mind. Using the core earth temperatures in addition to a rocket mass heater, the below ground level greenhouse stays warm all year long.  It is accessed thru the basement sauna room or via the door at ground level.  

Landscaping is still being completed ... you can see some of our construction photos here:

Enjoy a tour of our greenhouse: