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Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Highlights: Edible Kitchen Garden

One of the last gardens my friend Michelle and I visited on last weekend’s Bay-Friendly Garden Tour was one of my very favorites. You, good readers, know my preference for all things edible, so this shall come as no surprise: It was a kitchen garden, but one designed, beautifully, by Leslie Bennett and Garden Fare (now Star Apple Edible Gardens), to replace the front lawn of the house.

Edible kitchen garden

The garden itself features artichokes, lettuce, berries, leeks, and a bunch of other tasty plants, and pretty flowers border each bed to help attract pollinators.

I think this just about describes my heaven. Ditch the lawn and start eating from right outside the front door? Brilliant, and perfect.

My very favorite detail of all? It had to be the use of wooden utensils as plant markers.

Spoon garden marker

Spoons and forks dotted the beds, the name of the edibles carefully written on them in black ink. They were adorable, and this is definitely an idea I plan to steal for a future garden.

Forks as garden markers

3 Comments on “Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Highlights: Edible Kitchen Garden”

  1. #1 EasyBloom Plus Plant Sensor
    on May 5th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Haha, very cool. The forks and spoons make me want to eat a salad right there on the spot.

  2. #2 Leslie Bennett
    on May 8th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it! The spoons are cute, I agree….send me some pics when you get yours in the ground!

  3. #3 The tomatoes. I planted them. – The Inadvertent Gardener
    on Jul 17th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    [...] went in. Plant markers, not so much (I’ll get to those eventually…). But by the time the sun went down, it was [...]

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