Life in the Garden: A Sonoma County Permaculture Garden

Working with natural systems and patterns, permaculture experts transform a forest-edge hillside into a cascade of outdoor living spaces.

Bodega, one of two resident golden retrievers, surveys the warm slate steps that lead downward from the kitchen garden and blueberry patch. Flanking the steps are oregano, verbena, rosemary, Heuchera (alum root), coreopsis, violets, nasturtium (climbing through the fence), and scented geranium. Irish and Scotch moss mix with creeping thyme amongst the pathway stones.