Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Disneyland Edibles

Let me just say that I'm impressed with how unexpectedly easy and fun it was to visit Disneyland over Easter Break this last week. We went for only one day, stayed at the Travelodge nearby (within walking distance) and ate all our meals in the park. The meals were great - they have come a LONG way from the chicken nuggets and hamburgers of yesteryear. Not only that, but I found an Edible Garden, inside the park, in Tomorrowland! Wow! Take a look.
April 10, 2012, Disneyland, Anaheim, California
Foreground Right: Swiss Chard
Center: Sage
Top Left: Red leaved lettuce

From a design point of view, this planting bed would be difficult to maintain without the regular gardening that Disneyland affords. The Swiss Chard is an annual crop and will quickly grow large and go to seed if it is not eaten. The lettuce will start to look bad even sooner. While the sage will last, and does generally last quite a long time, these small sage plants are placed very close together and will soon crowd each other out. Here's an article in the Los Angeles Times about the gardens inside Disneyland - it seems they intend to inspire us - which they have. :-)

Does anyone have more information on how Disneyland keeps up it's impeccable gardens?

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