I know I preach about making the vegetable garden pretty. But seriously, vegetable gardens can be drab or unsightly. Architectural elements turn a normal garden into a show place. They provide the same textural element to the garden as they do in any room. Crown molding makes a normal boxy room, a showplace.
My ultimate goal is to grow vegetables. But it has to be pretty!!
You know my inspiration picture.
Or the other most beautiful garden I know, Meryl Streep's Garden in the movie It's Complicated. This garden is beautiful because of the structures in the garden.
These ladder trellises, $40, are pretty without any plants on them but when the peas are covering the trellises, you can image how pretty they will be.
Last year, I added this pretty iron bird bath from a yard sale for $5.
This year, the bath got a pretty addition, a $1 cement bird from a yard sale, also.
My garden is neatly mulched and outlined with a little iron fence around each bed.
I know this is not the first time I have addressed the dowdy vegetable garden. It is my passion..... I want everyone's garden to be pretty. Let's face it, I want every yard to be pretty too. The vegetable garden should fit with the landscape not be an eyesore!!! So show us your pretty vegetable garden!!!!!