Landscaping a veggie garden for a modern home

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Friends, my husband wants to build a truly modern style home. Which is fine with me. All I want is a big, lush vegetable garden (really I want chickens and maybe a milk cow, but I'll settle for the veggies). I'm really struggling to figure out how to put the two together in an attractive way. We are waiting to hear from the bank about possible loan amounts, so anything is dream material for now. How do I get all of the corn, squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc without detracting from the "look" of a modern house? Any ideas, plans, or photos?
q landscaping a veggie garden for a modern home, gardening, homesteading, landscape, Photo taken from the internet but the style my husband wants
Photo taken from the internet, but the style my husband wants.
q landscaping a veggie garden for a modern home, gardening, homesteading, landscape, Photo taken from the internet but about half the garden I want
Photo taken from the internet, but about half the garden I want.
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  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Apr 19, 2015
    repeat the same boxy, square lines in your hardscape, and use raised beds

    • AMamani AMamani on Apr 22, 2015
      @Julies1949 I think you are exactly right. I especially love that second photo. If the raised beds themselves are modern and connect to the look of the house, I can put just about anything inside them! Thanks so much for the help!

  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Apr 19, 2015
    @AMamani I think the idea of raised planters is a good one. The type of material you use can also enhance the look - carry the lines and colours from the house and a wood or stone similar in texture. You might also consider a modern fence to help accentuate the modern design of your house.You have a lovely and seemingly successful garden area, hope you find a solution. I would be very interested in seeing what you do to solve the problem, update with pics if possible. Thanks for posting.

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    • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Apr 22, 2015
      @AMamani sounds like a logical plan. Now you just have to choose the type of modern fencing that would work best for you. Perhaps a visit to fencing companies to see what they suggest and cost - bring a pic of your house. Good luck.

  • Ilona Elliott Ilona Elliott on Apr 20, 2015
    Raised beds done in metal are trendy and would be very modern.

  • Caley's Culinaries Caley's Culinaries on Apr 20, 2015
    Pepper plants, basil, parsley, carrots, lettuce all stay very green and uniform. Tomatoes, dill and corn all tend to get tall and start to yellow. Check with the local agriculture agent through the local university.

  • Three Dogs in a Garden Three Dogs in a Garden on Apr 20, 2015
    I like the idea of raised beds for the veggies. For the rest I'd go with a soft, modern style that might incorporate ornamental grasses, echinacea etc. It would look contemporary, but soften the lines of the house. For some inspiration as to what this style looks like: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2014/10/a-garden-by-acclaimed-landscape.html. If you don't like that less formal style, look through"More Gardens" under my blog header.

    • AMamani AMamani on Apr 22, 2015
      @Three Dogs in a Garden Thanks for the link! Your garden is GORGEOUS! Exactly the lush, full look I love in a garden. I think my husband would be good with just a couple tufts of ornamental grass though :)

  • Jerry Toombs Jerry Toombs on Apr 20, 2015
    If you ever try raised beds for your garden, you will NEVER go back to the farming style....and, your yields will increase!! with less work!

  • Betty Johnson Betty Johnson on Oct 19, 2015
    It's all about designing your garden. I've heard of gardening in squares around the yard with beautiful arrangements. The geometric quality will go well with a modern house and it would make it easier to get to the plants if it didn't come in a huge block. How big is your yard? That can change your options quite a bit. http://rgsdesigns.org

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 01, 2021

    Hello AMamani, hope this helps you out, you can keep it sleek with this style

    https://www.hgtv.com/outdosors/outdoor-remodel/small-space-edible-landscape-design-picture