SUMMER TREAT Northern Neck, VA
Edible, smedible! What’s in a name? A vegetable garden, a victory garden, or a jardin potager… it’s a space to grow food. An edible garden can be rustic or sophisticated. It can be a flower pot on a balcony or a dedicated vegetable patch. The edibles in this garden are joined by purple Verbena, Coreopsis, sunflowers, Echinacea, Lavender and Roses. The frame of the garden is created with built structures, flowering trees and evergreens shrubs. It’s a working vegetable garden but by enclosing the space we create the feeling of a private, secret garden. The abundant herbs, vegetables and flowers cascade onto the path softening the edges of the raised beds and partially concealing the view through the garden.