Saturday, 29 October 2016

Veggie Garden Inspiration

We all love our vegetable garden to be productive that goes without saying, but is it possible to have a vegetable that is not only productive, but beautiful as well. Below are some ideas that just might help to achieve that.

First Impressions

Create a beautiful entrance to your vegetable garden with an arbour, gate and fence.
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Add A Focal Point With A Garden or Potting Shed

All gardeners need somewhere to store their plant pots, potting mix and gardening tools, but that doesn't mean that garden/potting sheds have to be boring boxes made of corrugated iron, they can be anything you want, pretty, whimsical or cottagey .

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If you don't have enough room for a large shed what about a tool shed.

They can be simple,
An old dunny (outhouse) has been given a new purpose.
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or extravagant,
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or something in between.
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Add Vertical Height

Whether you choose to DIY or to buy commercially made, an obelisk or a trellis can add some much needed vertical interest to a garden.


Layout - Forget the Rectangle

Instead of laying out the veggie garden in rectangles try adding some curves.
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or maybe triangles.
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Visual Interest

Plant out blocks of colour with lettuce, kale, bok choi, or cabbages for some visual interest.

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Add Seating

You've put a lot of hard work into your garden so if you have the room why not create a seating area in the veggie garden, somewhere to have a cuppa or a glass of beer or wine and enjoy it.
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Plant Flowers

Don't forget to plant flowers, they make all areas of a yard instantly beautiful.
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And when you've planted the flowers why not add a home for the busy pollinators in your garden.
I can just see this nestled in amongst the perennials growing in my insect garden.
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So there you are, just a few ideas to inspire you to add some beauty to your vegetable garden or perhaps you already have, if so I'd love to hear about it.

Disclaimer: I try to give credit to the owners of all the images I use, sometimes this is not possible, those images where the source is unknown will be assumed to be in the public domain. If you are the owner of any of these images (source unknown) and would like them removed or credit added, please let me know

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