raised planting beds, built with concrete blocks and filled with fruits, vegetables, and herbs
Photo: Jacqueline Koch
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Concrete-Block Raised Beds

The rest of the beds are rectangular split-faced concrete blocks mortared together with a capstone wide enough to sit on when gardening or to serve as extra seating for parties. Constructing them with efficient drip irrigation already in place makes watering the beds no chore at all.

It's amazing how the narrow garden is visually widened by angling the terraces away from the house and setting the rectangular raised beds—filled with flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs like purple sage, chives, and borage—on a diagonal.

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