Plant an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Garden
photo: The feel of Virginia is right at home in the heart of Oklahoma. Vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit mingle beautifully to form this top-notch kitchen garden.
photo: Dwarf 'Golden Sentinel' apples
photo: Bell jars, or cloches, set atop sunken pots become ornamental during warm weather but are used for protecting young starts when the air is chilly.
photo: Several caterpillars are found munching on bronze fennel and Italian flat-leaf parsley. They will soon turn into swallowtail butterflies.
photo: Used solely for its texture and scale, this container is left unplanted.
Note: This information was provided by the landscape designer. We did not verify the plant information.
photo: Mint and other spreading herbs will not take over your beds when planted in pots sunken in the ground.
"Backyard Treasure" is from the April 2008 issue of Southern Living.