After I posted a few pictures of my little veggie garden the most interesting thing occurred. I received a few comments and e-mails about whether veggie gardens are appropriate for the front yard. I honestly had never even given it a thought. The reason I grow mine in the front is this is my most sunny planter. But my answer to this question would be yes. Why not grow veggies in your front yard. A tomato plant with dangling red fruit is a thing of beauty to me. If well tended, a veggie patch in your yard is something to be proud of. Lots of people walking by pay nice compliments about my garden and I think the veggie patch is a conversation starter.
Some might ask if others take my veggies without asking and so far no, I have not had that problem, though one year my neighbor was witness to a man pulling up, hopping quickly out of his car, to cut a bouquet of sunflowers. The nerve. He could of asked.
A garden patch is the perfect place to display fun little birdhouses and other goodies you might not display elsewhere. This birdhouse is mounted on an old rusty shovel.
Garden tools are like works of art and are perfect for display.
Here is a view from across the yard. I think a veggie garden in the front yard is as lovely as any flower bed and you gain so much more in return.