Modern Gardening

• 14 June 2010

I love this pretty backyard space featured in the most recent issue of Sunset. It's not a large backyard per se, but it is well-utilized and thoughtfully planned. The chocolate brown/red theme is surprisingly pleasing and I find myself rethinking outdoor furniture in general as a result.

Not a week later I stumbled upon these colorful tomato cages at a local nursery (Millcreek Gardens if you're local). I immediately thought of the backyard space from Sunset and thought a raised garden box would be a perfect addition. To bring out the red trim of the cushions, choose a red cage and to bring out the chocolate brown (also in the cushions), paint the wood around the raised bed a deep espresso. Adding some bright color would certainly freshen things up a bit and add a modern spin. Throw in a chicken coop of the same color and you've got yourself one killer backyard!

p.s. it never occurred to me that tomato cages came in such fun colors. I wonder if your local nursery carries these too?

































image 1 - Sunset / image 2 - my iPhone :)


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