Sunday, October 5, 2014

Garden of eatin...

The Garden's on Sand Creek also hosted an extensive fruit and vegetable garden.  If you look behind the sign there are espalier apple trees.  These make up one side of a huge pavilion that hosts a giant grill and kitchen area.  The whole thing is surrounded by an herb garden, fruit trees, and vegetable plants.  I'm thinking what a great idea.  The seed is planted:) 
These are the extensive fruit and vegetable beds.  They had about every kind of edible plant imaginable.  All of the harvest is donated to the local food bank.  I have to admit one of the volunteers let me sneak an indigo tomato, since I was thinking about planting them next year.  I wasn't as impressed as I am with my little zebra tomatoes.  Again I apologize for the poor quality of photo, it was quite bright.  There are grapes on the fences and arbors.  They were just taking the hops off of the arbor behind the hose reel.  I'm pretty sure that wasn't going to the food bank.

 I loved the colorful plants.  The Brussels sprouts did quite well.  Behind them is every type of berry imaginable.  That is my version of heaven.

 Of course you can have flowers in the vegetable bed.  There was plenty of calendula flowers and I was so impressed with this giant sunflower.  He was the granddaddy of all sunflowers.
  This was the tomato and pepper bed.   It was nice to see the hoop covers.  I am thinking that may be the only way I get a giant pumpkin.
That is the end of the tour.  There were some other beds, but the photos aren't very good due to the sun.  I can't say enough about all of the ideas I got from this tour.  Their use of rocks, the children's garden, the use of arbors and the pavilion.  My head is still spinning with ideas.  I have been to many gardens, but these were so well planned and so creative.  I hope you also got some ideas.  Thanks for coming.


  1. Touring gardens is such fun! I come away with lot of ideas, but do I ever do much different than the norm? No. But it's still fun to see them. Thanks for sharing this one! It's a great idea to donate to the local food bank. I wonder if any of the recipients do any kind of volunteer work there in exchange for or as a thanks for the fresh food?

  2. Now that's awesome ! I was out today in my gardens tiding them up and brought my Geraniums in for the season , they bloom all through the colder months to so it is nice to have their colours in the dull cold weather ! Wonderful post and photos . Thanks for sharing have a good week !

  3. I grew a similar calendula and hoped I didn't weed it out next year from this years seeds. Great tomatoes, I did mostly heirlooms this year and had the best luck with a pink Brandywine.

  4. Wow! Even if it did get a late start because of the's beautiful. You certainly have a green thumb, my friend, XOXO

  5. I love visiting gardens and then trying to come home and make them. I think that must be so inspiring.
    It really seems like a place I would love to visit.

  6. Wow, those are some excellent ideas. I have never done hoops over the garden, but you're right, it would be a good way to get a good start on long-growing plants. Wonderful plants and gardens. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bonnie,
    This looks like a fun place to visit. Yes, full of ideas and photo opportunities.


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