FOUR WAYS TO BE CERTAIN YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN LOOKS AS GOOD AS YOU DO
Over the years, KITCHEN GARDENS have gotten a bad rap. People picture an overgrown, dilapidated section of the yard. But, we're on a mission to clean up the kitchen garden's act.
Kitchen gardens, when done right, can be as beautiful and dependable as hardscape trees and bushes.
The key to a beautiful garden that you'll want to show off, rather than hide is the setup.
Separate the garden space from the other parts of the landscape and create clean lines and connections that align with the rest of your home and yard.
Use raised beds instead of in-ground gardens for most of your vegetable production. Not only can raised gardens be more productive, but they also provide a formality and consistency that gives the garden reliable 'bones'
Plant your gardens with border plants that are perennial or evergreen (meaning they don’t die with frost or snow). These give consistency and promise green in the garden space as annual plants in the interior rise and fall each season.
Use trellises as important pieces of architecture in the garden. These add height and structure both when they’re full of summer vines and even when they’re bare in the dead of winter.
So, don’t hide your kitchen garden from your neighbors and friends, or worse yet, avoid going for it because you’re afraid it’s going to be a mess. Instead, apply these practices to create a space that's beautiful season after season.
If and when you need inspiration and help to do so, that’s what we’re here for.