Take a minute to learn about a Hugelkultur--a German tradition of creating a raised plant bed using decaying wood and compostable materials. An amazing process with benefits that are endless...> http://emfl.us/BcNd
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Tropical garden planting. This large bed looks beautiful against the lawn. For a palette of warm-tones, combine large interesting foliage like cannas, elephant ear, and the spiky leaves of phormium (New Zealand flax) in shades of purple, green, and red.
An awesome project idea. I think the very back part of it could be adapted to a vertical herb garden for those with only an apartment patio. http://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/funstuff/7222/plant-a-compact-vegetable-garden/