More than One Material for Potager Paths?

chickadeemelrose(5)May 5, 2010

I would appreciate opinions as to the materials I will use in my potager and whether or not it would be a good idea to use two different materials.

My potager is 9' by 25', so it is relatively narrow and not large overall. I have tried to break it up into five areas, four for veggies and flowers and a fifth little area for two chairs and some pots.

I have planned one path to go through the potager. There are pea pebbles in the path leading from the front, through the tomatoes and salad vegetables directly to the little sitting area. Then the path continues through the area where there will be many flowers and vegetables together, in a design with a semicircle on each side surrounded by flowers. The path through this area is where I am contemplating using mulch.

When the path leaves that area, it changes back to stone in a small area in front of the green bean trellises, and leads out of the potager.

Does this sound like an okay plan? I am trying to break up the visual of stone a bit and add interest. I would be grateful for any opinions.

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
elliebeans

I used mulch (7 cubic yards!) for all my paths and really love it. I put down several sheets of newsprint to keep the weeds from coming through the mulch.Do you have pics of your garden? It sounds lovely.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mulch pics

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 10:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lavender_lass(4b)

Your garden design sounds very impressive. I love that you're putting seating in the garden :)

I think two types of path material are fine. It sounds like you're making a design statement, so why not? I'd love to see pictures, too!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 2:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chickadeemelrose(5)

Thanks for your replies! I truly appreciate your thoughts on the paths subject. I spent the better part of today putting together a chunk of the garden. I have a whole lot to do yet, but I will post pics when it's reasonably together. I still haven't decided on stone vs. mulch vs. whatever for part of the garden, but your input has been very helpful. Thanks again -

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 3:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Who's still here?
I know this forum has been slow, but I'm hoping we...
lavender_lass
Formally, Informal English Garden (edible)
I wonder if our edible front garden fits, here... List...
wbonesteel
Rethinking a Peter Rabbit Garden...X-post
So, I've finally got all the plants on the porch into...
lavender_lass
You can't have your salad and your design....
I love the look of veggie gardens, especially the potager...
t-bird
What would you want in a potting bench?
DH is an out of work wood carver and we have fortunately...
nancyjane_gardener
Sponsored Products
Vessel | Architectural Pottery FX/S2 Planter/Container
YLiving.com
Wall Mount Satin Nickel Kitchen Faucet
Overstock.com
Decorative Column Wardrobe 1 Mirror Door
TheBathOutlet
Black Estate Monogram Coco Mat
$59.50 | FRONTGATE
Kaleidoscope Throw Pillow Case
$21.99 | Dot & Bo
15423 Eclipse Side Mount Low Voltage Path Light
LBC Lighting
Hampton Bay Wall Mounted Wall-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Hawthorne Bronze Lantern
$59.97 | Home Depot
Tolomeo Wall Shade Sconce by Artemide
$455.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™