This home's property is large enough to include a chicken coop, raised garden beds for growing vegetables and a garden shed. Pea gravel walkways stand out handsomely against the wood trim, fence and shed.
Built-in planter boxes made of redwood give a young family easy access to vegetable and herbs in their backyard, surrounded by two- and three-story apartment buildings in San Francisco. The project by St John Landscapes won a 2015 award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.
Your kitchen garden can be as elaborate as a large plot of land sporting many raised beds and trellises or as simple as a few pots on a sunny balcony. As long as you have a spot that gets five to six hours of sun (hopefully near the kitchen, thus the name), well-amended soil or a good potting medium and are committed to the process, your garden will thrive.
Raised garden beds can add vegetables, flowers and even a design element to your garden. Configure the Suncast tiered raised garden bed, sold through retailers such as Wayfair and made of plastic resin, in a variety of shapes.
A young gardener plants Bonnie Plants Harvest Select vegetable plants in her raised garden bed. The collection is specifically designed to help home growers have a more successful harvest as more young people start gardens to grow their own fresh food.
The ground floor level of the Lindsey home features a compact but efficient raised bed garden right outside Morgan's art studio entrance. A center raised bed is surrounded by built-in, narrow beds perfect for trellising vegetables to make use of vertical space.
The wrought iron pagoda in Rollins' vegetable garden was sourced at Atlanta's Scott's Antiques Market and powder coated for a fresh finish. Painted white brick garden beds provide visual continuity with the brick of the main house.
The French Country-style family room features windows or French doors on three sides of the space that open up to the wraparound garden and ocean view. The garden is filled with edible plants and show flowers, including cutting beds and climbing roses, citrus trees and lavender bushes, grape vineyards and raised vegetable beds.