Elegant. Vegetable Garden.
On first blush, you may not think that the “elegant” and “vegetable garden” can pair up, that these two “things” can be brought together. When you think of gardening at your home to improve the look and feel of your home, you undoubtedly think of flowers and flower beds. However, you should not overlook how a vegetable garden, properly plotted, can enhance the beauty of your property.
Select the Best Location
If you want a vegetable garden to add to the look of your home, you need to take two factors into consideration when it comes to determining where the garden should be located. First, you need to pay attention to the needs of the plants that you intend to include in the garden. Second, you need to consider where a vegetable garden will make the best visual presentation at your home.
Consider an Iron Fence and Gate
One charming addition you can make to your garden as a means of making it not only a practical, but also a beautiful, addition to your home is installing an iron fence and gate around the vegetable garden. You have a variety of options in this regard.
You might want to consider an iron fence and gate that has something of a vintage look. The reality is that you will likely be able to find a good number of options in this way.
You can also have a fence and gate made of iron custom made. Don’t make the mistake made by some people and immediately conclude that a custom made iron fence and gate for your vegetable garden will be too expensive. The reality is that you will have a decent price spectrum to select from even when you are interested in a custom made fence and gate.
As an aside, there are a number of ways you can use the iron garden fence beyond enhancing the look of the garden. This type of fence can serve a practical purpose as well.
You very well may be considering including plants in your garden that are vines or require a trellis to grow in a health manner. The iron fence you install around your vegetable garden can serve this purpose in a perfect way.
You can also think about decorating the iron fence in other ways as well. Provided they are properly insulated, you might want to add yard lights to the iron fence.
The primary consideration when it comes to selecting vegetables for a garden is what you and your family enjoy. With that noted, when you want your garden to be an attractive center piece in your yard, you need to pay attention to the appearance of plants selected for the garden.
There are a variety of different vegetable plants that are quite attractive in their appearance. The goal is selecting them and then figuring out a planting scheme in which the plants are placed in positions that compliment one another.
Don’t Go the Seed Route Outside
There is absolutely nothing wrong with growing a vegetable garden from seed, rather than buying seedlings or even larger plants from the garden shop. What you will want to do if you want your garden to be both beneficial and beautiful is to start the seeds inside your home.
Of course, starting seeds in your home gives you a head start on the season. In addition, by starting seeds inside, you have better control over the placement of individual vegetable plants. This type of control is vital when the garden is designed to serve not only as a source of food but as a means of enhancing the appearance of your residence.
Beyond an iron fence and gate, think of other additions that will enhance the appearance of your vegetable garden. For example, consider adding a fountain to the vegetable garden space. The look and sound of even a small fountain is a great enhancement to a yard.
You may also want to take a look at adding lighting to your “designer” vegetable garden. Think solar powered lights in this regard. The addition of lights can result in your vegetable garden looking utterly enchanting at night.
Yard or garden lights are not an expensive investment. You can find absolutely suitable lights to add to an attractive vegetable garden well within any budget that you might elect to set. You can even find garden lights that are designed for different segments of the growing season, including Independence Day.
Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Abby Iron Doors. Abby Iron Doors specialize in designing and manufacturing wrought iron entry doors, wine cellar doors, windows and balconies for residential and commercial customers.