As conditions get hotter and drier, not just over summer but year round, gardeners are seeking shade for both the house and the garden. Trees not only give shade, they also make areas cooler, create habitat and provide food for creatures of all sorts, give much-needed privacy and filter out unwanted views. Every garden needs at least one tree, and...
I am standing at my kitchen window looking out across the vegie garden to the hills beyond. In the middle distance is a power pole. It is the only blot on the otherwise perfect outlook. I can only see it from this angle as the kitchen is elevated. In the garden it is out of sight, blocked out by small trees growing along the boundary. When those trees grow a little taller they’ll block the pole from the kitchen window too.
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