|Via Home Depot|
I'm going this route versus digging straight into the ground for a couple of reasons... One, there are a lot of roots from nearby trees that I don't want to interfere with (or have them interfere with my plants). Two, there's still that huge mound of soil plopped in the back of the yard and it's a total eyesore. I was going to try and plant directly on the hill, but the girls are constantly trampling all over it, which doesn't make for a friendly growing environment. Using some of that soil for my vegetable bed should reduce the monstrosity to half its size. I planted my butterfly garden in a raised bed using the same soil mixed with peat moss and the plants are thriving in it.
|Via Technology for the Poor.|
These concrete beds could be a very easy DIY project. Especially if the beds were lower to the ground. Not sure why they're so elevated here. How about some parsley along the edges to soften things up?
|Herb garden in whiskey barrels via In the Herb Garden.|
|If you're not a DIY type of gal... easy-to-get-to elevated beds.|
Ever tried building your own raised bed for flowers or vegetables?