“We all need fresh air and sunshine,” says landscape architect Inese Bite. She gets plenty of both when minding the two-hectare property at her country home in Creemore, Ontario. As one of the founders of Vertechs Design, Inese spent 36 years spearheading landscape architecture projects in facilities from school campuses to commercial urban sites to hospitals and long-term care centers. Though she’s since sold the business, Inese understands that gardens can be restorative places of respite and renewal. Here’s how she used her know-how to create a weekend oasis and grow a veggie garden stocked with the perfect ingredients.