Garden Progress

Our kitchen garden isn't quite finished, but I couldn't resist sharing a few progress pics with you!!  Like I mentioned in my last post about the garden, I'm working with a good childhood friend of mine Danylo Kosovych, who owns Organic Edible Gardens in Arlingon, Virginia, and specializes in creating edible landscaping.

I wanted a space with lots of paths and separate beds so we could really enjoy being in the space and walking through it.  And here's how it's looking so far:

Next week, Danylo will be adding more black compost to the tops of the beds for a more finished look (and because it's good for the plants too ;)  and they'll be cutting all of the bamboo poles (which are for tomatoes) to the same height.

Here's a view of the whole garden and you can see I haven't moved in my second pot yet as I'm debating what to actually put in the pots in the centers of the paths.

The one pot pictured here holds my hydrangea but it needs to go back to my patio so I'll either get more of these or do fruit trees if possible.  (I'd love to do lemons but I'm really terrible with keeping things alive indoors throughout the winter so I'd rather something that can stay out in the winter...  I did see some pretty appletrees yesterday but don't know if they'll outgrow their pots too quickly... guess I should talk to my garden designer ;) ;)

(Ashby girl enjoys a morning jaunt  ;) ;)

I added delphinium yesterday throughout the gardens because I had to get my flower fix and am impatiently awaiting for my veggies to get tall!!  The beds are edged in boxwood (which of course need to grow in) and I've put a bunch of boxwood basil between them to fill them out a bit for this season.  

I'll go over everything that's in there when I can get some better pics next week but I hope you enjoyed this little peek!!  Have a great day!!

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Oh my! I love this so much!! It reminds me of garden we had when I was growing up in Poland... This is fantastic! Wish we had more land to have a big garden like this right now. I can't wait to see it grow and thrive, enjoy!


Julie Swanson said...

Lovely. Very well organized!

kayce hughes said...

It looks great! I especially love how the grass curves in so that you can get in there with out stepping on the garden.

Kristen said...

You are making me so jealous. This is going to be amazing.

Shalini Ganguli said...

Haha share on! It's gonna be super!

My Notting Hill said...

Looking great! I can't believe Lou is a year old already - time has flown by! Michele

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

This is such a beautiful space! Looking forward to watching it grow! Happy Birthday to Lou!

Catrina said...

So lovely! I created a similar potager style plan for our front yard and looking forward to someday actually putting it in. You can espalier apple trees if you don't have room in a pot.

Carla @ Inside Home Living said...

Just looks gorgeous! What a lot of work you guys have done, when do you get time?? Your backyard is so big, lucky duck!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- How beautiful! This will look dreamy when the plants start growing in. The symmetry of the design is gorgeous - the design works so well with the exisiting gate.

What great place to enjoy - love the little paths running through it!


Lynford Rozario said...

This is looking so beautiful.:)
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