Dream Landscape 2009

HGTV's Dream Home 2009 is a beautiful Victorian-style farmhouse in the Sonoma Valley, and its landscape is the perfect complement.

Unusual Groundcover

All about practicality and sustainability, Linda wanted to expand the edible qualities of the landscape, so near the garage where she needed a drought-tolerant groundcover, she used strawberries. The flowers are pink, and the fruit delicious.

Still more strawberry plants — an inedible variety called 'Lipstick' — line the driveway. "I didn't think people would be thrilled about eating strawberries that they've just driven over, so that strawberry is ornamental. It does fruit but it's not edible." The flowers are white, the fruit red.

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