What do you have in your potager?
I've always loved vegetable gardens, but never stuck just to them. My veggie plot was and is always an eclectic mix of all types of plants. We're in the process of enlarging and moving the main garden closer up to the house (YESSSS!!!), so we transplanted the perennials out before we began work on that.
Before we moved them, the veggie plot contained six kinds of irises, spider lilies, pink crinums, daffodils, liriope, and Texas Hummingbird sage sprinkled here and there at the ends of the beds and two kinds of gladiolas filling an entire 4'x6' bed of their own. Still there are a LARGE rosemary bush and a 6 year old pink & yellow old fashioned lantana Kenny's mother gave me. That's planted right in the middle of one end of the garden space and won't be moved 'til I for sure have cuttings rooted from it. Don't want to take a chance on losing it.
The new plot has a "five year plan" attached to it. It's quite an ambitious effort that hopefully will end with ninety (or close to that) 3'x20' raised beds made of stone enclosed by a long, continuous bed lining the perimeter fence. Yep, quite ambitious, but we're trying to grow all our own vegetables like my family did when we were kids, and we have the room, so why not, kwim? Plus, we have a ranch hand to help us ~ yeah, we're cheating. ;)
I'd LOVE to do some espalliered fruit trees in the perimeter bed ~ probably in the Belgian fence style. It would be nice if asparagus could live happily in those same beds ~ it will be FULL ALL DAY Texas sun, so maybe, maybe not. I'll find out soon enough ~ asparagus planting isn't going to be on top of the ToDo list for quite a while yet.
I hope to design a nice herbal knot garden in one area of the entire plot, but knowing me I'll end up sticking them wherever I find an empty spot. I'd just really like to stick to the plan of making the whole thing visually pleasing as well as edibly productive.
So, anyone else have any ambitious plans? Or a completed potager you'd like to talk about? And pictures! I LOVE looking at pictures of kitchen gardens and potagers, so bring 'em on! Please! :)