Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Perfect Edible Garden

Wow, this week has been busy. How has yours been?

I wanted to share some images of one of the best little urban gardens I've shot. So many clever ideas. The homeowners, Caitlin and Owen, are the talented landscape designers of Aloe Designs. I can't believe how much food they grow in a small urban garden. It can be done!


As the message states, it is friggin' adorable in there. Love the shed. 

They grow edibles in anything and everything. Large tin cans, vintage buckets, and an inset in their dining table. 

 The talented duo designed the beautiful dining table and the bench seating lifts up for storage. 

Just a small sample of some of the organic food they grow. 

Aloe Designs are putting on some great workshops, so if you're in the Vancouver area, check them out. I took the seed bomb workshop awhile back. Click here for workshop info. 


Back soon!
janis


17 comments:

nesting journal said...

awh thanks for the shout out miss janis. Your photos make it more of a heaven than it is these days. 18 month old gal= little piles of dirt everywhere and some struggling veg starts that have been yanked by wee hands! the joys of a small urban backyard.

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a great space! That shed is adorable. I can't believe how far along their plants are already :)

Jan Halvarson said...

looks amazing! and love your new banner - bondi beach?

Amy Walters said...

Beautiful photographs Janis. I looooove this shed. It's so cute and cozy...it would make a pretty cute bunkie too!

Mrs. Sutton said...

VERY inspiring - I LOVE how they've worked this garden. Great photographs too - in fact an unbelievably stylish blog all round. Delighted to be a new follower from the UK.
Paula xx

Stephanie said...

Everything Caitlin @ Aloe Designs touches turns beautiful. Her backyard is truly a work of art.

Carole said...

We've been looking for ways to do up the paths between our cinder block raised beds, and I really like the pavers! What a great space.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Fab little space - love the detail they put into it like the hanging lavender! :) xx

jenniferdouglas said...

It's beautiful, and such good inspiration for the small yard gardener! Can't wait to riff on this, and to get outside and make it all happen.

The Simply Inpired Home said...

Oh they are so beautiful. No wasted space that's for sure!

Helene @ Homebound said...

love it, reminds me that i need to put a little garden up {even on the balcony}, thanks Janis.

kevi said...

that is friggin' adorable! love it!

kate / tinywarbler said...

oh good lord, what a backyard! that is exactly how i want ours to look!
great shots, and i love the shed too.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

such a cool garden! i grow my beggies out the front of the house amongst the flowers so that the dog doesnt get them, and i can use snail baits if i have to.

xx

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

If I didn't have such a brown thumb I would love to have a container vegi garden. My current pursuits include one tomato plant and an herb planter. Great photos!

Birch + Bird said...

Such a great space and I love that they're using such a huge variety of containers and boxes! Must plant lettuce this week...or maybe next ;)
~Lily

silverpebble said...

*Such* a wonderful inspiring post. I'm totally inspired to cut a circular hole in the centre of my vintage garden trestle. Plant pot + cornsalad seedlings popped in it - sorted!