'Urbanite' (Reused broken concrete 'stones') utilized to make retaining walls for deep and wide planting serpentine beds. (WildHeart Gardens, Berkeley CA)

'Urbanite' (Reused broken concrete 'stones') utilized to make retaining walls for deep and wide planting serpentine beds. (WildHeart Gardens, Berkeley CA)

My husband built this amazing enclosed garden with raised beds by adding onto a trellis he had built a few years earlier. We needed a garden that would keep the deer out.

My husband built this amazing enclosed garden with raised beds by adding onto a trellis he had built a few years earlier. We needed a garden that would keep the deer out.

Envirolok - vegetated permanent erosion control solution for slopes. Makes a eroded slope lush with green vegetation and/or flowers!

Envirolok - vegetated permanent erosion control solution for slopes. Makes a eroded slope lush with green vegetation and/or flowers!

Walk-In Steel Fruit and Vegetable Cages - heavy duty fruit cages with side and roof netting.

Walk-In Steel Fruit and Vegetable Cages - heavy duty fruit cages with side and roof netting.

Garden Porn: A steep hillside vegetable garden terraced in Marin.  Terraced raised beds halfway down to the lake bank

Garden Porn: A steep hillside vegetable garden terraced in Marin. Terraced raised beds halfway down to the lake bank

Here's an interesting way to create garden terraces: Set out bags of concrete mix, let them harden, then rip off the paper. Set the bottom row into the soil as a foundation and stagger the joints between bags on higher layers, just as if you were building with stone. | Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com

Garden Beauty on a Budget

Here's an interesting way to create garden terraces: Set out bags of concrete mix, let them harden, then rip off the paper. Set the bottom row into the soil as a foundation and stagger the joints between bags on higher layers, just as if you were building with stone. | Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com

I created this hillside vegetable garden from an area that was once neglected and unused. All organic and delicious!  Sugar snap peas grow on the arbors, but later will be replaced with cucumbers!Click To Enlarge

I created this hillside vegetable garden from an area that was once neglected and unused. All organic and delicious! Sugar snap peas grow on the arbors, but later will be replaced with cucumbers!Click To Enlarge

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