Sometimes it’s a picture of an inspiring garden that sets the stage for a clear idea of how to makeover a space with a lot of potential. In this case, Betsy found her inspiration from a beautiful “Farmer’s Market” style garden featured in Sunset Magazine.

Before:

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The vision:

betsy's raised bed garden vision

After:

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I rebuilt the rock wall, and put in the steps up to the raised beds.

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Steve Bach built the raised beds, and Derek Vaughn with Mountain Oasis installed the drip irrigation system. I filled the raised beds with “Mel’s Mix” =vermiculite, compost and peat moss. Mel Bartholomew, who started the square foot gardening movement, created his own mix. Here is a link to the mix: http://www.squarefootgardening.org/?wp_super_faq=7-what-is-mels-mix

 

Betsy's garden

With a clear plan, Steve’s carpentry skills and Betsy’s green thumb, the transformation is complete.

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