The Divas love themselves a little green goodness in the backyard. It only takes a sprawling plot to liven up a drab backyard or a little boxed herb garden to spice up a deck
. However, in the dead of winter, the green is a little harder to come by. It’s takes a persistent person and a little creativity to make a grey winter a green winter by creating a winter garden. Full of hearty classics such as kale and squash, these gardens will keep your home full of fresh veggies all winter long, perfect for cookin’ up some soups and stews in the kitchens we mentioned last week
This design by Alderwood Landscape Architecture
is a Diva dream. If we had a garden this big, we might never leave the backyard. What really makes this garden design stand out is the collection of raised beds. Raised beds are all the rage with gardeners these days for several reasons. However, the reason they make for the best winter gardens is that raised garden beds tend to have a higher average temperature than ground soil, also warming up sooner in the spring and cooling down later in the fall to extend normal gardening seasons. Second, because they are raised, these beds are much better at draining excess water and reducing soil compaction, a huge issue during the wet Seattle winter months.