I am green with envy! Here's the entrance to the kitchen garden at Lara Plantation outside New Orleans.I want my poor little edible garden to be more attractive and am looking for inspiration! This is definitely inspiration! Maybe I can emulate some of this - but on a smaller scale!
|Love how the fruit trees line this annual bed!
And what a pretty cucumber support! Check out the bottle edging.
I think this little bromeliad (?) is strictly for looks. But mixing edible and decorative is what's happening these days. I've tried to include a few herbs in random spots of the garden - tomatoes too, but without much fruit success.
I do wonder if they grew their food in raised beds when this was a working plantation - talk about ahead of their time! This is the only 'banana' picture I got. See the banana plants in the back left? The bananas were planted in small circular beds - about 6'. More trimming around the beds but easier harvest of the bananas.
I have shyed away from separate beds in the edible garden - I think I was afraid of getting a wily-nilly look. But I think I'll try to mix things up a little bit now.