This is not my garden. But I wish it was. Look past the poor quality of this photo, and get a load of the beauty within. A perfect raised bed, with neat rows of plants and lush greenery surrounding it all. If I showed you my current “garden”, you may not return to this blog. Really, it’s that bad. You’d be thinking, “I thought she called herself a designer who loves organizing, decorating and cleaning?? Look at that horrible, rotting mess she calls her garden!” Yes, my garden is truly an embarrassment. The raised bed is falling apart, and the whole thing looks like something straight from a decrepit, condemned home.
Anyways, this garden, the one you see above, or one very similar, is hopefully going to be gracing my yard someday soon. My parents are coming for a visit this weekend, and my mom and I intend to finalize the plans for my new raised beds and all the plants that will soon be happily living and growing and thriving in them. I’ve already got a list of the necessary staples that I grow each year, plus some fun extras I want to try. I’ll be using the square foot gardening method, so stay tuned for details. If you’re lucky (and I’m brave), I may show before and afters of my raised beds, plus my growing plan for this year!
Photo from here, along with plans on how to build this beauty of a raised bed garden.