Do this in front yard. Potager - Kitchen garden at Bolen residence. LOVE the use of the large pots to control the amount of water or nutrients herbs need as opposed to the vegetables! "This raised-bed kitchen garden was absolutely stunning and made great use of a narrow space that was formerly used as a dog enclosure. The space was designed by John Fluitt, an Oklahoma landscape designer."
Galvanized Steel Raised Beds. Great idea! Easy on the back, keep weeds down.... attractive, too! I'm wondering how long they last? No instructions on how to make them on the blog post but it can't be difficult. There is a gallery of other raised beds for inspiration gathered by the blogger. Thanks to my friend, Nicole, for pinning this!
Raised beds are a popular way to grow vegetables, and there are all kinds of styles. This raised bed is really done nicely. It can be covered as seasons change by spreading bird netting or greenhouse plastic over the pvc arches, plus tall plants can be grown on the trelises. Click on the link and take the time to read the comments. (No plans given, but the picture seems easy to figure out.)
Love the checkerboard paving - if you were careful about the 'grass' you planted, you wouldn't need to mow (e.g. microlaena, chamomile, thyme, creeping mint, even violas...) I've always loved this idea, but having to continually maintain it put me off. Love the idea of a ground cover that wouldn't need to be mown