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.
- Excerpted from Garden Design
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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.
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.
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.
Excerpted from Garden Design
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This landscape plan provides a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.
Forget formal spaces, gardens are becoming more popular for fun outdoor experiences the whole family can enjoy.
Imagine relaxing in your backyard amid the blooms of fringe tree, variegated abelia, and other colorful perennials and shrubs....