Foliage Follow-Up – The veggie report…
I don’t have anything new and exciting in my garden right now that I have not shown y’all recently, so I decided to show gardens I created with the patients at work. In Feb I started working as a therapeutic gardener at a clinic in town – it is rewarding, and fun having another garden to play in!
Here is the veggie garden I created with the patients. It is comprised of 4 raised beds.The tomato and onion bed is growing super well – Those are Texas tomato cages which are the bomb! The onions perimeter the bed – with some basil thrown in for looks and because some gardeners say they make the tomatoes yummier…I always companion plant because #1 – I love old wise tales, and #2 – I like to make my vegetable gardens pretty. I built this tee-pee trellis with the patients and they loved the project. It was fun and it functions well in the cucubit bed filled with cucumbers, squash, melons…and of course, for prettiness…some poppies in there too.Our herb bed is starting to take off, complete with marigolds/zinnias/echinacea/gazanias/sunflowers for more color and happiness. This is a place of business and when veggies and herbs get tired, and the edible garden is in transition, my plan is for the flowers to carry things through. Plus, I just started in Feb so I want to impress the boss ;) Note: thyme/mint/oregano are in pots otherwise they would take over. We also created this tee-pee for a native passion vine. I am going to create one for my home garden as well – I am still looking for that perfect pot.
It is amazing what a garden does to brighten up a space, and the moods of those around you. This is an urban location, and the neighbours around here that walk by are always so happy and chatty. The owners are so progressive to have done this. Most importantly, the patients love it!
Happy foliage follow-up – for more shades of foliage head over and visit the lovely host of this meme at digging.
- Posted in: Edibles/medicinal plants