Formal garden style?
I know we talked about this last year, but does anyone have a more 'formal garden style' forum, they like to visit? I need some ideas for my kitchen garden and the potager forum doesn't have that much traffic.
If anyone here has ideas, please let me know. I'm trying to decide what to do with the end of the garden, closest to the bench. We hadn't planned on the table and chairs, but we love sitting there in the evening, so we decided to expand the kitchen garden and added this bench and a few more arches (you know how I love these arches LOL).
We can't decide if we want four small beds, with grass paths between them...or a round bed with a focal point. We like the idea of the round bed (very 1920s) but can't decide if we need some kind of paths to access it. Maybe just some stepping stones? Any ideas?
Here are a few pictures...
The new bench (I love the little bells). We're thinking about planting some lilacs behind this part of the garden, to get some privacy from the road. We have lots of lilac starts, from the big hedge, by the old farmhouse. From Lavender's Garden
The view of the garden, from the new bench. The white pot is supposed to be where we put the focal point, but the barn kitties keep rubbing up against it! From Lavender's Garden
A view from the fairy garden, looking past the honeysuckle on the arch :) From Lavender's Garden
I just took this photo out the window, looking past the fairy garden, towards the kitchen garden. The purple bucket is the focal point (it now has a big rock in the bottom, so it doesn't move) and you can see the arches. The end of the garden will curve on either side, from the arches to the new bench, which follows the topography a bit. You probably can't see it from this picture, but this area used to be the corral, which accounts for the curve :) From Lavender's Garden