Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blocked In

From the moment we toured our prospective home, the little gears in my brain began turning with ideas on how we'd finally come to have the vegetable garden we'd always dreamed of. But as any new homeowner quickly learns, there is much to be done before one can bask in the luxuries of daydreams.

I've had my eye on a particular parcel just to the east of where our house sits. Outfitted with a sprawling Meyer Lemon tree (a hybrid of orange and lemon that is to die!), it has already established itself as the ideal spot for our inspired edible garden.

This my friends, is desired state. Raised wooden planters with convertible screens that will not only keep out unwanted visitors, but yield basketfuls of vibrantly colored produce to grace our plates throughout the coming year.  Just call me farmer Erin.

But as with any project, I am throwing myself into it whole hog with online and book bound research that has started to spark a plethora of ideas to mull over.

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The last photo comes from Linsey Lewis Hasenbank of LLH Designs. I love this execution because not only is it eco-friendly and beautiful, but because she dove into it just as I would and learned as she went. Check out her process and more project photos here.

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