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The vegetable garden at Tower Hill changes every year. Last year the accent colors were periwinkle blue and lime green. This year bright red! As you can see from the above picture the beds are planted on the diagonal. The paths are mulched with wood chips and the beds with rough compost.
Fancy and large cabbage!
There are interesting and beautiful plants in this garden. It is a visual treat as well as, I am sure, as a tasty one!
This garden bed features a wire tunnel on which the squash will grow with calendula and red lettuce as a border.
Here we have a lattice structure for more climbing vegetables. I must remember to put some of these together during the cold, dark winter months. It would be fun to paint with bright colors at the darkest time of year.
Here you can see that the tomatoes are growing on spirals inserted in the ground in a fan shape.
Here are some more used as a trellis and a focal point behind a bed with a red lettuce border. They look like fun don't they! There are nasturtiums in this bed which are winding around and up an inverted tomato cage with the legs bound together.
Also in the red theme. The paths are fairly wide, at least wide enough for a garden cart or wheelbarrow and the angles are very pleasing. There are Tropicana cannas planted throughout the garden and they tie the color scheme together as your eye moves from one to another. Many interesting annuals grace the edges of the beds. This is Zinnia elegans which is about four to five feet tall and the flower is about two inches across. My friend and coworker Denise kindly stood in for scale and then promptly fell asleep in the picture. She matches the color theme though! There were also some interesting snapdragons. This one has variegated leaves and an incandescent orange flower. Does anyone recognize it? No tag.
The garden is framed by a window with a view out to the porch set with window boxes, overflowing containers of color, and a breakfast table or, perhaps, you would rather have afternoon tea overlooking your front yard which just happens to be a bright, cheerful vegetable garden complete with flowers and the fruit of your labors!