Arty Vegetable Garden Photos

Bolted is, I think, a term that you don’t know truly until you planted a vegetable garden. I remember the first lettuce that bolted in a garden that I planted with my husband…he didn’t know the term (having not had a garden before) and thought I was making it up. I have to admit…to say “It bolted” in reference to a vegetable, can sound silly if you never heard it before. (I imagine rhubarb running away from the scene of a crime).
Marteen Kolk’s beautiful photography chronicles the garden and all it’s splendor. The gnarly carrots are my favorite (perfect grocery store carrots start to seem a whole lot less fun).
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carrots doorgeschoten maarten kolk bolted photography vegetable garden
As his chronicled garden grew he proceeded from his conceptual line of approach and highlighted the unexpected hidden splendor of vegetables and the extraordinary colors and shapes they took on when they ‘Bolted’. This bound collection is available in a book called Bolted Doorgeschoten.
Here are a few more images from the collection.
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garden photography bolted vegetables lettuce maarten kolk
The book was published by Episode.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. dana on September 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    in my kitchen garden my carrots look the same …
    I did not know about a moon fase…now I know
    NOT a popular belief

    Ciao Dana

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