Garden Designs

What will your Organic Garden Look Like?

There are many different organic garden designs, as gardeners down the ages will attest.

Everyone has a different idea of how a garden should look, and a lot of it depends on your cultural preferences, such as those living in small towns may find.

Garden Designs

Your garden in those circumstances will be designed in a manner to fit in, and conform to the usual and common ideas in that area.

Historically, dooryards, or a kitchen garden close to the entrance of the house were built in geometric shapes, the beds each with paths beside them for the produce, herbs, salad vegetables and soup ingredients to be easily accessible to the cook.

You may want a formal garden, or maybe just use recycled containers to make your very own vegetable garden in pots.

There are many different vegetable garden layouts; find out which one appeals to you, and which will give your plants a fighting chance to get the right amount of sun.

Owners of large estates or acreage where there is no other design close by to contrast or compare it to will be freer to follow their whims, and make gardens that are startlingly different and unique.

The country you live in will play a part in your preferences too; old medieval towns have brick or stone walls, and a potager garden might be a perfect fit.

Wooden Raised BedsWooden Raised Beds are so much easier to manage

A prairie farmhouse surrounded by cornfields can be designed to fit into the landscape with an edible landscaping design.

Long gone are the days when a huge staff of gardeners took care of beds of annuals, shrubberies with topiary trees and a huge vegetable garden to feed a household of hundreds.

Highly skilled gardeners are no longer available in the work force, and the skills of pruning topiary, making espalier fruit trees with their constant need for tying in, pinching and pruning are no longer useful for people to learn, except for the seriously addicted hobby grower.

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