Potager vs. Kitchen Garden
It says at the top of this forum, that potagers are "the French counterpart to the English kitchen garden, with an emphasis on growing vegetables".
My question is, do potagers ever have a less formal form? The ones I see in the books are usually based on monastic gardens and very formal, or consist of a lot of raised beds. Is there ever a more informal type of potager? I like the idea of flowers, herbs and fruit mixed in with the vegetables, but living on a farm makes it difficult to apply such a structured layout, not to mention I have to leave room for the snowblower in the winter. This makes gardens near the front or back doors almost impossible :( Any other suggestions? Love to see pictures, too!