HOME GROWN IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

April 12, 2022

Spring has sprung and the bees are abuzz with the abundant flowers in bloom!

If you are like me, you are itching to grow your own organic and fresh vegetables this year.  Farm to table, or in my case - raised garden bed to table! 🥬🥒🍅🥕

Last year I tore out my entire backyard and started from scratch.  Since I live in the Arizona desert I wanted to be water conscious as well as landscaping with plants which would draw in the bees, insects and birds - giving back to Mother Nature in the best way I could.

I spent time researching what will grow best in my gardening zone...as well as the type of garden which would be best in a desert landscape.  So whether you life on the West or East coasts, or somewhere in between...there's a garden style for you.  Check out what I've found and let us know in the comments the ones you like best... 

 

The ultimate garden can be attained if you've got space to work with... using pathways and containers to move easily from one area to another.  Photo:  WellAppointedHouse 

 

For a home gardener, accessories like this garden basket are a must!  We can all "look" the part even if we have a brown thumb!  Photo:  Kouboo 

 

Are you "yard poor" with very little room to build a raised bed?  Then think of these pots as their own individual garden bed with a different variety in each!  Photo:  Brown Thumb Mama  

 

This umbrella for shading this tomato plant is the best DIY I've seen!  Simply ingenious...and cute as can be.  What a conversation starter!  Photo: DIY Academy EU

 

Maybe you have a side yard that isn't being utilized... or a narrow strip of yard that is sitting empty.  Worry no more!  Add a few raised beds, creating fresh foods for your family as well as gorgeous foliage for your enjoyment.  Photo:  Gardenary

 

For years I had a small patio at my condo...which afforded me plenty of room to indulge my desire to grow flowers as well as herbs for my recipes.  Photo:  Garten Fraeulein.de

 

Kouboo has amazing plant stands and baskets to create your own garden in style.   Select 1, 2, 3 or more!  Photo:  Kouboo

 

Gardening doesn't have to be overwhelming.  Involve your children or grandchildren in planting a little corner of mini-pumpkins they can harvest just in time for Halloween and the Thanksgiving table.  What a great teaching project and so simple!  Photo:  Offbeat Home

 

Any unused space can be transformed into a garden... all you need is a planter box, soil, seedlings, water and sunlight! 🌱☀️  Photo:  Rooted Garden

 

This compact rolling planter box even has pockets for herbs on the sides!  Ingenious use of every square inch!  Photo:  Found on Pinterest

 

Planters for your home and garden come in all shapes and sizes.  You won't even need to stoop over to care for these plants!  Photo:  Williams Sonoma

 

This is my favorite vegetable planter and what I chose for my farm to table garden experience!  It was so easy to put together and I could even make it into 9 different shapes if I was so inclined!  I'm preparing the layers of soil even as I write this!  I can't wait to plant!  Photo:  Vego Garden 

 

Gardening doesn't get much easier than this creative planter!  Just add a little moss and pop those seedlings right in!  Photo:  Addicted2Decorating

 

Pallets have been used for many things but this is a fabulous idea for up-cycling them into an herb and lettuce garden 🌱🌱  Photo:  Urban Organic Yield Pinterest 

 

BE BOLD, BE BEAUTIFUL AND BE AT HOME GARDENING IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD! 🤩🪴🌱

HOLLY ROSE ~ CONNECT THEE DOTS 💃🏻🌹

KOUBOOBLOGGER