Plant Grow Eat

Gardening

California

Whitney Wade grew up with terrible soil. As a kid growing up in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, nothing grew for her. Really. No matter how hard she tried. But what did grow were fruit trees – peach, plum. lemon, pomegranate, avocado. They’d been there for years, not really taken care of, and she soon learned from them.

What do plants need to grow? They need the right conditions for them. Sometimes that’s neglect, sometimes it’s supplementation, and sometimes it’s creating a whole different set of conditions. That’s where container gardening came in. Different exposures, even within the same yard, healthy soil and the understanding of what grows in what season and in our Los Angeles conditions became an unintentional and ongoing experiment. This is now the experience we bring to every garden in which we work.