The greenhouse got a bit of a makeover in the landscape department a few months ago. Including a place to grow veggies, to pot a few plants and even a place to sit and relax for a bit. I am excited to share with you today- go grab a cup of coffee and come take a first look at the new greenhouse garden.
You already know this area of our yard well- I have shared our greenhouse and the garden area that sits just in front of it on either side of the path several times.
But I haven’t shared the sides or the back of the greenhouse before because… well, they haven’t been so pretty. This area of our property is one that sizzles in summer.
HOT HOT HOT which means the green grass that starts out there in spring- is brown and mostly dirt by July. It isn’t the prettiest and we have not done too much with the sides and back.
Sparse grass and lots of dirt and not much else.
So when our partner Home Depot out about doing a gardening project with Vigoro which is all garden all the time – plants, soil, landscape, etc- and which is sold exclusively at Home Depot- we were pretty excited to tackle this project. Home Depot is making doing those garden and home projects so easy right now with online order and delivery for everything – including plants and lumber- and also curbside pick up.
Once we had created the outline of the area- we decided how many raised boxes we would need and what the overall design plan was- and ordered everything to get started.
These cedar raised planter beds were a perfect fit in size and style- and so easy to build.
You might already be familiar with the plants I love to have in our gardens- and lavenders, rosemary, sage, etc are on repeat often – and we also added organic veggies, fruit plants and wee little olive trees. We ordered several flats of the small plants and some larger plants. A tip is to call your local store and speak with someone in the garden department who can help with what plants they have on hand that you can order and have delivered.
We also were looking for hardscape elements- like Vigoro pea pebbles to create a gravel path.
After building the boxes- we lined the bottoms of the boxes with landscape fabric and filled them with potting soil – and then it was time to start having some fun with planting.
We created various themes in the planter boxes.
One with lettuce and herbs another with lavender and even some pretty shrubs and flowers for clipping for arrangements.
And also designed an area for doing a bit of potting
and a spot to sit and enjoy a couple quiet moments.
In each barrel- we planted small olive trees and thyme.
We also added in a few lavenders in between and of course – some twinkle lights. You know that every area gets a bit of twinkle ambiance over here.
The New Look
I am so excited with how this garden area turned out!
At the end of the olive tree pathway- the back of the greenhouse area opens up a raised bed garden.
I love the simplicity of these raised beds- and the structure and support they offer for holding a lot potting soil and plants. And these willow cloches in the beds are so cute while protecting the plants.
An antique table serves as a simple potting or clipping processing table while antique French bee skeps add that touch of French charm I love.
Pea gravel underfoot is one of my favorite looks.
In the back- a pair of wicker chairs and potted olive trees create a charming spot to sit.
As I mentioned- this is how the greenhouse garden started in early spring- and it has grown in and changed so much already- and we are expanding it even more.
I will share an updated look soon- and stay tuned for much more greenhouse garden inspiration coming your way. And stay tuned for an evening video walk through on Instagram coming your way as well.
What do you think of how this area turned out?
* Disclosure –
I partnered with Home Depot & Vigoro to create this greenhouse garden area but all opinions and design are my own.