Delicious Beauty: The Successful Kitchen Garden

With their network of paths, colorful rows of crops and decorative interplanting, successful productive gardens provide a feast for the eyes as well as for the table. Learn key ingredients to make your own productive garden.

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Rustic Obelisks

Ornamental features are always put to good use in productive gardens. Trellis and wooden or metal obelisks create height and rhythm in the garden, but also provide support for climbers, such as runner beans or sweet peas.

Ornamental Rustic ObeliskEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Planting in Rows

Crops planted in rows can be easily watched, cared for and harvested, and the spaces between rows provide access for weeding. A geometric layout gives these beds their unique character.

Simple Row GardenEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Practical Decoration

Terra-cotta rhubarb forcers and plant pots are practical and provide traditional decoration. Patterned brick or pebble paths, and arches for cordons, also make attractive features.

Terra Cotta Rhubarb ForcersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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