In my travels, I visit gardens of all shapes and sizes and take tons of photos. Always excited to visit my friends’ gardens, attend garden tours and visit local botanical gardens, I just love to pick up new ideas and think about how I might apply new designs or planting combinations in my own gardens. I am often as envious as I am inspired. Here is a collection of some of the gardening ideas I admire:
Teri’s tomatoes were protected from early season hail under the hoops. They are so tall and healthy.
Dale’s potted tomatoes and trellised vegetables. Its a marvel what he accomplishes in a side yard.
My neighbors at Rosedale in 2014, Diane and Johanna Montague, had such a perfectly orderly spring garden. Beautiful!
Christine’s garden was already chock full of produce in late May – garlic, kale, berries, onions, greens, herbs. I loved how she used every square inch and had seedlings growing in egg cartons ready for hot season crops. Easthampton, MA
An attractive solution to keeping the wildlife from eating the produce.
At Nate and Ashley’s 2013 wedding in New Richmond, WI, the reception was held at a local farm. The little garden next to the house was surrounded by flowers and very organic in it design.
My friend Mary’s squashes were trellised on these cool wooden structures. Hartland, WI. July 2017
Centennial Gardens, University of Wisconsin, Madison. I love the order of this planter although I am realistic enough to know that my plants won’t conform to such order.
Raised bed for greens is a great idea. Centennial Garden, UW-Madison
Love the trellis ideas here. Centennial Gardens, UW Madison
I love the idea of a garden right outside the front door. The log Adirondack chairs, prayer flags and hollyhocks in the background all create a lovely vignette. Steamboat Springs Garden Tour, 2013.
Spring Garden with lots of space to grow up. Spinach in the foreground with tomatoes in wall of water. Ute Trails Garden, May 2017
Colorful Pot, Grand Lake Lodge
Perennials in a wine barrel, Nancy Sanchez