Homegrown Hint: Garden Focal Point
Looking to add a bit of charm to your garden bed? Consider adding a water feature or wind chimes.
One of the best ways to hide a vegetable garden in your landscape is to add a focal point that draws the eye to the design rather than to the individual plant type. A water fountain adds a great deal of charm to a garden bed, primarily by being unexpected. Wind chimes can be used all year long and be moved to different locations while adding pleasing sounds to the garden.
Bright colors and interesting sounds make garden design more appealing by adding another layer of depth that your don't usually see in a vegetable garden. A water fountain adds charm to a vegetable bed.
Most of us think of growing vegetables in a plain-looking garden, but we've shown that you can grown them in whatever space you have! There are so many architectural and fun elements you can add to your yard. Picking up a set of chimes while you're picking up tomato plants is a great idea -- the chimes will add their own pleasant sounds to the garden to harmonize with the sound of the fountain.
Chimes can be used all year long and are portable enough to be moved around the garden. Find garden decorations or architectural elements that suit your lifestyle and tastes -- your garden should be a place for relaxation, not just for work.
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Growing Vegetables Under Cover
Vegetable plants often need protection from cold weather and persistent pests, particularly when they are young and most vulnerable. Being prepared with the appropriate equipment and protective covers is the best way to avoid losses.
Combining Vegetables and Flowers in Your Garden
Small gardens need to look their best year round and usually have no room for a separate vegetable garden, but with a little imagination, vegetables can look striking alongside flowers and produce a tasty harvest, too.
Selecting the Best Location for a Garden
Learn how to choose the most suitable site for a vegetable garden, a location that will allow the vegetables to thrive.
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Choosing a Site for Your Vegetable Garden
Growing vegetables in ideal conditions is not always possible, particularly if you have limited space, but it pays to find a sunny spot that is sheltered from the wind and easily accessible for watering and weeding.
Tips on Protecting the Garden From Pests
Keep critters away from your growing carrots with these simple yet effective tactics.
Vegetable Garden Plans
Taking time to plan a vegetable garden before you plant can pay dividends throughout the season. Clever use of low rows and tall accent plants creates microclimates that different vegetables enjoy, as well as great visual effects.
Brighten a Dull Space With a Container Garden
From patios to balconies, use these tips to easily add color and interest to any space with a container garden.
Landscape Design Strategy: Control the Focal Points
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