This kitchen garden looks a lot like one you would find in Colonial Williamsburg. It's so great that these people have dedicated such a large part of their patio space to it.
Here wood boxes create a spot to perch while you pick your veggies and herbs. The classic gravel treatment is affordable, practical and beautiful.
Raised beds are great for sloped areas that need terraced plantings.
Creeping Jenny groundcover
Another vertical garden, this one in an old soda bottle crate. It already has the pockets! I suppose you'd have to use a screen to keep the soil from falling out.
The edible beds are Caitlin and Owen's favorite part of the garden. Here, they can reap the benefits of their hard work year-round and enjoy a constant supply of fresh produce. Right now, the raised beds are full of eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans, zucchini, beets, edible flowers and more. Caitlin devotes one 5-by-5 bed to greens. "My favorite to grow is arugula," she says. "I could eat that every day!"
Medicinal and edible herbs grow in a raised bed and pots along the back fence. "We grow literally every main type of herb you could name and then some wacky ones," says Caitlin. Mint and oregano are accompanied by pineapple sage, stevia and spicy oregano.
Purple planting grass