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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outdoor Inspiratio­n -

If you can’t de­cide whether you want to grow flow­er­ing plants, ve­g­ies or fo­liage, then grow the lot, just like the gar­den­ers of old. It’s called a potager gar­den – from ‘potage’, the French word for soup – and, like soup, it’s a mix of ingredient­s. Mel­bourne gar­den de­signer Jhodie Goy cre­ated this geo­met­ric de­sign, with lit­tle grow­ing com­part­ments sep­a­rated by low hedg­ing. Apart from ve­g­ies, good flow­ers to use are cos­mos, salvia, marigold, zin­nia, ver­bena, dwarf phlox and alyssum. Don’t for­get to in­clude struc­tural pieces like or­na­men­tal tripods, stat­u­ary or even a stan­dard rose to add ver­ti­cal in­ter­est.

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