Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The rise of the kitchen garden

potager (noun) a kitchen garden
mid 17th century, from French jardin potager "garden providing vegetables for the pot"

There is something so satisfying about growing your own food.  Maybe because it's such a rarity for us these days.  When our grandparents were young, practically everyone had a "victory garden," with some tomatoes, beans, and peppers growing in the backyard.  But what's old becomes new again.  Like so many other fads, we're on the upswing with gardening.  Which means there are a plethora of photos featuring gorgeous kitchen gardens -- potagers, as they're called.  Check out some of my favorites.

[Photo by Marsha Arnold]

[Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Canadian Gardening]

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[Image via 99 Roots]

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