Thursday, March 1, 2012

INSPIRATION THURSDAY, A CUTTING GARDEN

Photo Courtesy of Gardenweb.com
One of my "gardening dreams" at the farm is to have a cutting garden.
You can't beat having access to fresh flowers 24/7.

When I saw this online, I immediately thought this was so awesome.  I can't really say ours would be this big, not sure I have that in me, ha.  But I DO love the part right in the foreground, the two long beds, with the gravel path in between, and a climbing fence on once side.  Very pretty and a great design.
It makes it convenient to go grab some fresh flowers.

Today is my blog day off, so see you back here tomorrow!
Have a good day!

16 comments:

Jenny said...

beautiful!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

My heart just skipped a beat on this...siiiiggghhhh

Frugal Living UK said...

I love it! I wish I had space and time for all of that. I like your idea of the two closest beds, I would like to do something like that in my front garden.

John Gray said...

I cannot call you 1st man
so I will refer to you as Bob from Now on

I am no flower gardener.. and our garden is a cottage garden ie 30 feet long
but this is what I grew one year
so if I can do it.... you can

see http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/2007/06/garden-compliments.html
best

Tomato Thymes said...

I have found that a smaller cuting garden works great for me. I got overwhelmed with a really large ones and I recommend zinnia and sunflowers just becaus ei have found them easy to grow.


John G. thanks for the link--very nice.

Lisa

1st Man said...

Isn't it? I just loved it when I saw it. Thanks for stopping by!

1st Man said...

Yeah, mine did too when I saw it. Another 'thing' to add to the list. :-)

1st Man said...

Yeah, two beds like that with a path down the middle would be nice. I think that's what appealed to me when I saw it, it seemed "orderly", ha.

1st Man said...

Yep, I'm thinking smaller is better too, ha. My grandmother used to grow Zinnia's, I love them, they are so pretty. Haven't ever tried sunflowers, might have to do that sometime.

1st Man said...

John, you can call me Ray. Thanks for that link your cottage garden is very nice. 30 feet long is a great size.

Thomas said...

Me likey.

Bee Girl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had the space for something like this! Maybe I can find a corner somewhere...

1st Man said...

Isn't it pretty? Sigh, all it takes is work I suppose...hard work, lol.

1st Man said...

"Inspiration Thursday" is like my own pinterest, ha. It's gorgeous huh? Hey a little corner somewhere that looked like this would be awesome.

Tonia said...

I want a cutting garden too!! We have some beautiful peonies and poppies, but I'd like to plant a whole bunch of dinner-plate dahlias too. And sunflowers of all colors and sizes! :)

1st Man said...

There is just something magical about a cutting garden isn't it? Not to mention actually using it as it is and putting fresh flowers all over your house. Oh, we love Dahlia's so pretty.