garden feat

If you’ve been spending much time here at Infarrantly Creative, you know that we have some big plans for our yard, this summer.  I have a whole list of things I want to do to spruce up our outdoor living spaces.   One of the things that has been on my mind as I plan is a vegetable garden.  I’ve enjoyed having a little salad garden in the past–it’s so nice to have fresh produce without all the pesticides and chemicals that you might get on grocery store veggies.  But what I would really love is having a kitchen garden that would pull double duty by adding charm to our landscape along with food for our table.  Take a look at the inspiration I’ve had from the following gardens.

1.  Let It Wow

Over at Tidbits from the Tremaynes, the vegetable garden is designed to be a real showstopper.  Touches like decorative fencing, pretty solar lights, an urn centerpiece, and a garden bench create a picturesque scene in the backyard.  It seems like weeding would be a pleasure here, doesn’t it?

2.  Blend It In

A House in Holland features a backyard garden that takes its cues from existing landscaping.  A vine covered arbor welcomes visitors to wide paths that separate box gardens that were built to match this homeowner’s deck.  Flowers are mixed in with the vegetables to add color, making the garden an inviting place to discover in this backyard.

3.   Use the Space You Have

With limited space available for gardening, the gardeners at Remodelaholic made use of what they had.  A border of bricks helps keep the garden looking tidy in it’s space just off the deck.  And it turns out even a small garden can supply a family with plenty of produce:  Cassity estimates she harvested 300 lbs  of veggies last season!

4.  Make Space with Containers

If your outdoor space is limited to just a deck or patio, then container gardening is the way to go.  Better Homes and Gardens shares some great ideas for growing vegetables in pots instead of beds.  I really like the blend of vegetables and edible flowers in this small-space garden.

5.  Bring it Inside

Not every garden has to stay outdoors, as proven at Not Just a Housewife.  This mason jar garden on the kitchen wall brings the fun and savory scent of a herb garden into the kitchen year round!

Just typing this has made my thumbs a little bit greener….I can’t wait to get out and start digging in the dirt!  What about you?  Do you have any plans to grow your own vegetables this year?

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  2. I love all of this. It’s wonderful. I just planted my seedlings so it’s nice to see some ideas for when it’s time to plant. I’m going to do a container garden but I may be changing my mind. 🙂

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