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One of the most popular blog posts here continues to be the series on the American potager, so I gather that many readers are planning or considering an ornamental kitchen garden. Therefore, as a follow-up post, here are a few items … Continue reading
So far in this series, we’ve discussed the traditions of the potager, Rosemary Verey’s deservedly popular interpretation of the concept, design alternatives for gardeners in climates less hospitable than Verey’s Zone 7, and possible American interpretations of the classic potager. … Continue reading
Gardeners in Hardiness Zones 5 and 6 need to be creative in designing a potager. No cute little boxwood hedges lining the beds for us—they probably won’t make it through the first tough winter. Also, maintaining the hedge is a … Continue reading
The French word “potager” (poh—tah—zhay′) translates to “kitchen garden”, although, colloquially, the term has come to denote an ornamental kitchen garden. Likewise, the French word “parterre” simply means “flower garden”, but, again, common usage of parterre generally refers to formal, symmetrical … Continue reading