This week I gave a presentation on kitchen garden design to the Lopez Island Garden Club. As examples of kitchen gardens, I used photographs that my husband Scott took this past July of more than a dozen kitchen gardens here on Lopez Island. From his work, I selected photos of garden gates, vegetable beds, tomato houses and berry enclosures to illustrate the wide range of design options in each of these areas. My thanks to all the Lopez Island kitchen gardeners who shared their gardens, apologies to those whose gardens I missed, and special thanks to Scott for taking the photographs.
Gates: Welcome to the Kitchen Garden
Garden Beds: Lots of design options
Ground level beds
Raised beds at different heights
Beds sided with different materials: wood, metal, stone
Beds separated by paths of different materials: dirt, grass, wood chips, gravel
Beds that are part of landscaped lawns
Beds that are enclosed by fences
Permanent Garden Beds: Lots of advantages
Keep the growing area free of foot traffic
Build up good soil
Provide a surface for attaching fencing or hoop houses
Create a comfortable height for tending beds
Accommodate sloped terrain
Tomato enclosures: plastic, polycarbonate, glass
Berry enclosures: frames and netting
Beautiful pictures so many creative gardens!!
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So nice to hear from you Susan! I’m glad you liked the photos of Lopez gardens. It was a fun project to do with Scott and, of course, with all the generous gardeners here.
Kirm says we’re famous. Just saw Margaret and Jim today and M. said that the Garden Club was wonderful today. And we were in it! How totally exciting. Thanks so much for including us, Deb – it makes us feel like real gardeners.
On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 1:46 PM Lopez Island Kitchen Gardens wrote:
> Lopez Island Kitchen Gardens posted: “This week I gave a presentation on > kitchen garden design to the Lopez Island Garden Club. As examples of > kitchen gardens, I used photographs that my husband Scott took this past > July of more than a dozen kitchen gardens here on Lopez Island. From his > wor” >
You are welcome! And you are real gardeners!
I love the gates…especially the ones incorporating driftwood.