Audrey Hepburn said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
Blaine and I have decided to start a small garden this year. We’re planning to do raised beds instead of a traditional in-ground garden.
Grandma used to have a large in-ground garden here on the property, but we decided to try raised beds near the house instead. For the beds, I got inspiration from Joan from for the love of a house. We purchased some corten steel planters, which will rust to patina but then never rust completely through. I would have liked to shopped local for beds/planters, but nevertheless Wayfair was the cheapest place I saw for corten weathering steel…
Since the biggest size offering was 4ft x 4ft, we purchased 8 and will butt them up to make 4 raised beds – each sized 4ft x 8ft. (Another idea from Joan!)
Below is what they’re supposed to look like once rusted to patina.
Corten steel is typically seen in modern design, but I think it’ll look good with our traditional country home too.
The Square Foot Gardening book has been a great resource for us as we decide what to plant. I’m thinking we’ll want two beds of culinary herbs, a salad garden (which we probably need to plant asap before it gets too hot!), and maybe a salsa garden. It would be neat to grow some interesting varieties of corn too.
I’ll share more about our layout and what we’re planting soon!
Lately, I’ve had a bit of fun virtually shopping/getting ideas for a few garden structures. I think Blaine could make some of these, or perhaps I could find something similar locally.
My sources for garden structure inspiration are from:
Thompson + Hansen (cute shop in Houston!)
Another favorite source for tools:
What are some of your favorite garden shops? Are you planting a garden this year?
Love all the plans. Thanks for the reading material during early morning feeds!
Thanks! Hope baby boy sleeps all night for you soon! George too. 😛