Use Pavers to Create a Charming Kitchen Garden

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Sharon of Roses & Rust created this beautiful little kitchen garden using a grid of concrete pavers.  I love this idea for so many reasons.  The pavers space out the plants and create a sense of order in the garden.  They also make convenient stepping stones for tending to and harvesting the plants.  A mixture of herbs and vegetables between the pavers provides diversity and visual appeal throughout the growing season.

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Sharon planted her garden around the edge of the pool because it is the part of her yard that gets the most sun and it is a high-traffic area, so it is hard to neglect the plants.  I think this is a gorgeous, practical, and inexpensive way to landscape this area, beautifying the space while growing food at the same time.

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Using trellises, even a climbing bean plant like this can be contained in a small area, given room to grow vertically.

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This idea could also work well around a backyard pond, along a walkway or patio, around trees, or as a decorative element in a yard.  Annual or perennial flowers could be interspersed amongst the vegetables and herbs to create even more visual appeal and color.  Beautiful!

Images via Roses & Rust