A garden for the Lad family

“I want smiling sunflowers all year long!” exclaimed the beautiful daughter of Dr. Himanshu and Pinal Lad. “And I want birds and butterflies, maybe, even a puppy!” the second daughter wanted to add to the preliminary questionnaire that the couple started to fill in, as the first step towards building their dream garden. The children would be very much a part of the process since they would be regulars in the garden that the family envisioned together.

The beautiful Lad family

They had a pretty bungalow in a quaint town in Gujarat and wanted to build an edible garden in the adjoining plot they had reserved for a garden. Very much involved with the whole design process, Himanshu and Pinal carefully filled in the preliminary questionnaire and while the space was being designed on paper, they deligently went on to start getting the site ready, with online suggestions that were being sent through out.

Here’s the journey I pictures…

The site was evened out
The fence was secured
Mulched, mulched and mulched…till the whole site shone golden with mulch, protecting the soil
A Permaculture concept design finally, and the Lad family set to work with more zest
The plumbing in place
The walkways ready
Creativity of the little ones at work
Finally, it was time to start to plant!
Firsts of little green heads popped up
Little children of Mother Earth began to make it their home in the fragrant dark soil

The Lad family continues to build their dream home…

The pond is ready, the soil is fragrant and waiting for the first rain and the Mother Nature smiles warmly every morning at the garden so lovingly built, starting to build a home for all Her children who will make it their home.