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Colonial Raised Bed Garden Reveal

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It’s time for our “Colonial Raised Bed Garden Reveal”……we were so excited to show you all these photos that my husband climbed up with his climbing tree stand which I must admit did make me a little nervous.

We are so proud of how well it turned out now once we added the gravel, the fountain, and the river rock it did raise our budget on this project however you could do this same project with less expensive options too.  Now what you cannot see very well in this picture is that at the left end of the garden as shown in this picture are some homemade trellises built out of our bradford pear tree branches will be used more and more as the garden matures.  You can see a little more of the trellises in the background of the photo of me!

We went to Stone Garden to pick up the river rock which is a field trip in itself…..it is now one of my favorite places to dream up some more ideas for our lil’ suburban homestead and in the photo above you can really see a close up of the river rock we picked out!  I have to say I love this beautiful “one of a kind” fountain the Viking in my life built me…..my husband drilled holes through all of these rocks and stacked them together and the fountain just sounds beautiful while its running but it’s not only designed for beauty it’s also a watering hole for our bees.

The rope around the garden is a visual cue for our dog River not to walk in the garden and lucky for us he is super smart and it works!  😉

It’s time to link up to The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Edition No. 20.  but just as a side note every time I mention to all of you that I have a plan on the horizon something else comes up….so now I really know what the expression “the best laid plans” means.  So no  more planning for a while at least on the project front I am just going to go with the flow.  If you are like me you are extremely busy right now so feel free to link up anything you have done this past year  or even dig in your archives.    You won’t want to miss them! 

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  1. crafty_cristy

    Man, that is one beautiful garden. I love the overview picture and your fountain is beautiful too.

    1. KarenLynn

      Thank you Christy! I abSolutely love it and I really like that it reflects our style! Have a great day!

  2. oldworldgarden

    That is so beautiful! What a great project with great results!! And a great top picture looking down! You must be so happy with the results of your hard work!

  3. Rose Petal

    I love it! It’s beautiful! What a sense of satisfaction you must feel.

    1. KarenLynn

      Rose Petal we absolutely love it and what I love the most is that it is so efficient…..the summers get really hot here so the finishing touch will be the irrigation system that will be very simple but its coming! True we won’t do this all over our yard so our high maintenance plants will go in here!

  4. Kristi

    Oh Karen Lynn—-I LOVE your colonial raised garden, it’s absolutely lovely! Great job, you guys! The ‘bonus’ rocks look wonderful, and your fountain really compliments the whole garden. Really beautiful. 🙂

    Linking up now! Thanks for hosting!

  5. Jimmy Cracked-Corn

    Those look amazing! Are the squares 4 x 4 feet?

    1. KarenLynn

      Yes Jimmy they are each 4 X 4 feet what is nice is when I am planting the beds if I can’t reach the entire row from one side I can reach it from the other! Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  6. Mom Photographer (@MomPhotographer)

    WOw! it looks fantastic!!! awesome job!

    1. KarenLynn

      We were quite pleased thanks Ewa! Lots of work and I love I can quickly and easily get to my lettuce, spinach etc….

      1. Mom Photographer (@MomPhotographer)

        you should be very proud of it. it’s really an amazing place!

        1. KarenLynn

          Thanks Ewa!

      2. Polish Mom Photographer


        1. KarenLynn

          Ewa I can tell you feel my joy!

          1. Polish Mom Photographer

            I know how I would feel if I had achieved a garden like yours Karen. 🙂

  7. kslois

    Great pictures, wonderful garden.

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks so much! We are really enjoying it!

  8. kslois

    KarenLynn, I’m noticing the trellis beside you. We have been making twig fences and I’m intrigued by your tall trellis. Can you comment more on those, and is there a picture of them?

  9. Wendy Clark

    So pretty!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Wendy! I love it!

  10. Sarah

    That is a beautiful garden! I love it!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Sarah I am so enjoying it!

  11. Kathy

    Really pretty ! You all did a wonderful job.

    1. KarenLynn

      Most of the credit goes to my husband but I am thrilled and love going out there to pick my greens in the evening!

  12. SimpleP

    What a fantastic project! You must be ecstatic. And I love the fountain. I will have a fountain in my garden some day. Congratulations. It is a garden to be envied!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Simple P! I have enjoyed it I am hoping tomorrow I will have time to just sit and listen to the fountain! One of my joys of gardening is being able to actually sit and enjoy it once in a while!

  13. Grace

    That’s gorgeous! Y’all did a great job!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Grace! We are really enjoying it right now! So glad you stopped in!

  14. Sherri

    your garden is too cute! The Bee fountain is so nice too. It’s nice to see your husband using that deer stand in the “off season”…lol

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Sherri! We have lots of raised beds and buckets around the perimeter of the yard but this is the first one that we have had that looks a little bit stylish! Come back soon1

  15. Julie

    That is simply amazing! I can appreciate all of the work and planning that went into this beautiful garden!!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks so much! We really did put our heart and soul into this project!

  16. Kelly

    Wow you all did a great job, it is so pretty.

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks Kelly! We love it! Thanks for stopping by too!

  17. DeAnn

    Looks grea! My daughter and son-n-law live in the city and have been wanting to do this. I am not very smart w/ this technology. So I need to ask how or where is the information to do this project is. Can you help me?
    Thanks and I plan to be a future follower.

    1. KarenLynn

      Deann I am sure my husband could post the plans he kept it very simple now the fountain was blood, sweat and tears and not so simple but the actual garden took time and I would be happy to post them for you this winter! Thanks for stopping in and I love to meet new followers welcome!

  18. Anna

    Love this, so beautiful and inspiring! makes me want one like it ;). Now, lets hope spring comes soon and we all can plant a garden. Will share this!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thank you so much Anna for stopping by and I am so glad you enjoyed reading the post and thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Ron Foster

    Here’s a partial of my raised beds. http://www.amazon.com/The-Solitary-Man-Countdown-Prepperdom-ebook/dp/B007RH5X74
    It even comes with a theme song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafjimsWGeA

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks for sharing Ron!

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