Learn how to incorporate your edible bounty into your own personal cocktail bar with planting and design lessons from the Sunset Test Garden
Taking a cue from our Test Garden's environment (it is located in Sonoma wine country, after all, and active vineyards are visible on hillsides all around), this space riffs on the idea that an edible garden can be more than munchable fruits and vegetables. In this drinkable garden, everything growing can be mixed, muddled, or blended into tasty libations. Culinary bay, pineapple guava, pomegranates, and lavender make the foundation plantings, and a hop vine (whose dried flowers add the bitter note to beer) makes a beautiful, robust trellis climber. Potted specialty citrus and mints show our readers who are short on space that they can still grow a bounty in containers.