A Traditional Garden with Modern Twists
Come take a brief tour of this creative yet formal kitchen garden. The homeowners live in a wonderful Victorian-era home and wanted a garden to reflect the history and tradition while including some modern garden art/junk touches. It’s a young garden but a great start with good bones.
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The weathered barn board is a theme running throughout this garden. If you love the look of barn board but don’t like the prices resellers charge, you might appreciate the tip in this post. It tells how I get that old patina at minimal cost.
Garden Junk Art Trellis
The entire veggie garden is arranged in a serious of raised beds with this fun trellis idea in the centre bed.
To make one, simply attach some old garden tools together with wire. Plant peas or beans or any other climbers at the base of the handles. Love it!
Scrap metal is highly valued these days so it’s not as easy to find rusty old tools. Often they are taken to the scrap metal yard and sold by weight. So, if you see some at a yard sale at a nice low price, grab them!
Wooden Plant Supports
These tomato guides (below) are another nice touch. It’s great to have a bunch on hand for various climbers.
In my own garden (not this one), I find that the more rain we get, the more I need to tie the plants up to prevent them from breaking.
The bee skep is also rather adorable.
Garden Work Table
Potting benches are so handy! If you have water nearby it’s a home run. Best of all, place it where it’s fine to get dirt on the ground.
I love how they’ve kept the vintage look going with these old wood barrels. Plastic would look completely out of place here.
Here’s the garden pond. It’s situated right next to the patio by the house. The archways lead to the kitchen garden.
It’s a wonderful property where they have managed to get everything on the checklist.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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