Daily Garden: Salvaged Yard

astrturf garden wheelbarrow fire pit

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from salvaged yard and found via at ReadyMade magazine

What do you get when a couple of Landscape Architects makeover the garden of a rental apartment on the thinnest budget possible? (100$ was given by the landlord for plants and less than 200$ was spent otherwise).  It is has a certain sense of make-do-with-what-you-have-on-hand sort of style.  It reminds me of some frat houses I once hung out at — but its clean, green, and the chairs all match in a cute sort of way. And my favorite part is the laundry line strategically placed to also provide shade.  They have lots of clever ideas and how they pulled it all off at their website.

garden bed made of wood frame and planted with lettuce and chives

plan for salvaged garden

** It seems to me like no plan is ever really built just as planned (at least not in garden design)….and it is fun to see that this project no different.  Do you agree, a plan is key, but improvisation always makes it better?!?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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