bringing veggies to new heights

Another week, another progress report on our big project for the yard!

Surveyors are coming today to mark out our exact property lines so our landscape designer will know exactly where and what to do for our garden makeover! Our meeting with Shelli (our garden guru) last week couldn’t have gone better – we just love her! Here’s a link to her website to see her work, click here, or her Facebook page, click here.

She took all our notes about how we want to use our space, what problem areas we have, our need for easy maintenance, and even my Pinterest references for plants, pavers, colors, and funky garden art ideas. Click here to see what I’ve been pinning!

One of the things I am most excited to put in our yard this year is our VegTrug! Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 10.49.12 AM
The VegTrug was my birthday present last May, but since we went to Ireland to visit Mo’s family in June we never put it together. It’s been sitting in our garage almost a whole year, and I am just itching to get it assembled and planted with summer yumminess!

Best thing: no hunching over 4″ raised beds since this brings the garden to waist-level! With my bum foot I can’t get up and down easily, so this is the ideal height for me to garden. It’ll be easy to plant, to maintain, and to harvest! The VegTrug will  keep everything away from scoundrel bunnies, and there should be no weeding (although I’m sure some rogue weeds will stowaway in dirt or in seed packets, they always seem to find their way into my potted plants). The VegTrug’s height will be the perfect height for me, Mo, my 65-year-old mom, even Conor (with a step stool, and what 3-year old doesn’t love a step stool???).

Here’s an even cooler thing, when we were looking for pictures on the VegTrug site to show you this awesome product we came across this picture in their User Gallery!

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 11.07.15 AMYUP! That’s a motorized wheelchair!

If gardening was a hobby/passion/or way of life in the past, don’t think you can’t do it now that you are 4-wheeled. The VegTrug’s “V” bed design means you can drive right up to the edge to do your gardening, all you need is a paved/pavered surface and you’ll be good to go.

We bought our VegTrug online at Gardener’s Supply (available in original or new charcoal color), click here. Williams Sonoma is also selling them in an exclusive rustic brown color, click here.

Go on, get some dirt under your fingernails! There’s nothing that says “Spring” more than that!


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