Lately, I have been interested in workplace gardens. They are popping up all over Birmingham. Organic ideas grow in these gardens along with bounties of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every business had a garden? Whether a vegetable garden, herb garden or decorative garden, just having a quiet respite away from the hustle and bustle of the office, for employees to taste a strawberry or to pop a tomato into their mouth during a little break in the middle of the day, would be a great reward.
On a recent visit to a fabulous workplace garden at Stewart Perry Construction, I learned of a new gardening company in town. If owners Mat and Kat of Magic City Gardening had their way, every home and business would have a garden.
A great thing about visiting gardens is that I always come home with an idea to implement. One thing that stood out during the visit to the Stewart Perry campus garden was the bean trellis made of bamboo and twine. I paid a visit to the gardeners’ own garden to further investigate how to make one for myself.