A ‘Potager’ is the French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. The design is rooted in the gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque eras. Often flowers and herbs are planted with the vegetables for visual beauty, making this style of garden multi-functional and low maintenance.
Whilst perusing Pinterest one day I happened upon this style and totally fell in love. Could it be duplicated on Lost Horizon I wondered ? The above photo is of course an overview of the potager. My goal was to keep it simple in design but still pleasing to the eye. Think Country-French. The rest of the photos, and there are many, are shot from different angles and areas of the potager. It’s a long read what with credits, but I hope you enjoy and maybe become inspired to create your own potager.
It’s no secret that I park my avatar in a chair, tub, on a sofa or in a swing while working on a blog post or chatting to friends. It was important to have an area set aside in the potager to sit and wile away the hours.
I am a firm believer in spending time outdoors with nature and what would nature be without the sounds of water bubbling, birds singing and bees buzzing about?
Here you will also find ducks and their ducklings, chicks, hens and a solitary rooster who thinks he rules the roost. Who am I to burst his bubble ?
Other residents of the potager include bunnies, a hedgehog, a hammie feasting on strawberries along with a mischievous little puppy digging holes trying to catch Mr. Mole.
The fragrance of roses, lavender, herbs and plain ole dirt with a hint of manure fills the air. Everywhere one looks color abounds…a feast for the senses.
When planning the potager layout a priority was to make it so one could walk around the perimeter of the garden, which makes it easier to harvest the vegetables, herbs and flowers.
While separated by fencing and hedging it was important to incorporate the rear patio into the design to make it all flow effortlessly. That was the goal anyway.
There are future plans to have tables set out for al fresco dining on the weekends, and the patio floor is intan ready now. Look closely and you can see a hint of cougar fur peeking out from the hedges. Kamama likes to take her naps there.
Now to the meat and potatoes of the potager. There are a total of fifty-seven designers/creators represented in the potager. Yep, 57, which is why I delayed in blogging this lol. I am not going to list credits by photo. Instead each designer/creator will be listed and what was used. If something peaks your interest just IM me or better yet stop by and see the potager in person. Lost Horizon is open every Thursday from 6PM SLT to Sunday 6 AM SLT. We’ll be waiting for you. Be kind to one another. TWMA♥
I would like to thank the following designers/creators:
8f8 : New Beginnings Gacha Bunny & Chicks, Chicks, Rose Bucket, First Swim, Chicken Coop, Hen Spot, Wheelbarrow Available @ The Arcade Gacha March 2016 Round
Green Grocers Gacha Hand Cart, Market Cart Stand Former Arcade Gacha
Alouette : Basil Plant, Basil Seedlings, Eggshell Seedlings, Pansy Planter, Potted Daisies
Atelier Visconti : Brise Red Roses Bucket
Apple Fall : Water Pump, Bluebell Fencing, Apiary Bee Hive, Mandrake Plant, Wild Thistles
[Aria] : Oolong Teacup Planter Succulent- Former Arcade Gacha. Potted Strawberries
Ariskea : Pot Pourri Ciboulette Former Arcade Gacha
Botanical : Boxwood Hedges, Wooden Arbor With Ivy
cinphul : Lavande (Gift)
Depoz : Small Potted Plant
dust bunny : Storybook Living Gacha Researchers Journal, Cake Tin Planter, Bakers’ Boy Farthing, Lavender Tin Available @ The Arcade Gacha March 2016 Round. Garden Wheelbarrow, Robins Nest Natural, Fairy House Blue All Former Arcade Gacha. Amy’s Memorial Garden(Gift)
dust bunny & O.M.E.N : Hammies Gacha Hungry Hammie Available @ The Arcade Gacha March 2016 Round
dust bunny & tenshi : Step Ladder, Pumpkin Ladder, Pumpkin Crate Former Arcade Gacha
Dutchie : Lavender
Dreamscapes : Flowerport 5, Flower Trug Hydrangea, Gardener Flower Trug
Dysfunctionality : Lil’ Garden Plot Cabbage Plants, Zucchini Plants, Yellow Squash Plants, Potato Plants, Corn Plants, Tomato Plants, Pepper Plants, Pumpkin Plants, Watermelon Plants, Strawberry Plants. Strawberry Totem, New Onion Garden Plot, New Carrot Garden Plot, Rose Bush, Sunflowers
Finishing Touches : Stone Tile Sun/Moon Face
floorplan : le lait Milk Can, Bowl Of Petunias
Funky Junk : Little Bird Cottage Blue, Little Bird Cottage Yellow
+Half-Deer+ : Sleepy Italian Greyhound
Hanaya : Victorian Obelisk Trellis
HPMD : Sitting Rabbit White L, Standing Rabbit Brown L, Little Birds
[ht] hate this : Book – The Second gardener
Hayabusa Design : Tree For Flower f1aWT 52 & 53
Heart Garden Center : Summer Hanging Basket, Olive Tree, Mature Summer Oaks, Mature Wild Cherry Tree, Weeping Willow Tree, Wild Mountain Pine Tree,
ISPACHI : Garden Friends Gacha Paws & Pals RARE , Pokey Former Arcade Gacha NLA
[keke] : Wallflower Lily, Zink Tray With Lily, Flower Chair RARE, Zink Tray With Paperwhites, Tea Tin Sprout Available @ The Arcade Gacha March 2016 Round, Oil Can With Flowers
La Galleria : Engleman Daisies In Barrel Planter, Pink Chives In Barrel Planter, Violet In Pot, Daisy In A Bottle
LISP : Busy Bee Lantern Bee On Hook
*Lode* : Rose Vintage Bucket
meadowWorks : Lazy Rabbits, Garden Stone, Ancient Astrolabe Ornament
Mon Cheri : Last Summer Days Gacha Wildflowers Yellow & Pink Former Arcade Gacha
Morgan Sim Designs : Cottage Garden Strip 43 NLA
Organica : Field Of Flowers White Daisies
Pixel Mode : THG Gacha Seedling Former Arcade Gacha
Plaaka : Rhubarb Coldframe, Rhubarb Basket, Rhubarb, Garden Toolbox
Ravensong : Eyeglasses
R(S)W : Flowerpot Birdbath, Birdhouse Sunshine, Railing Quilt Butterfly
Sari-Sari : Spring Backyard Gacha Tub of Oregano, Repurposed Rake, Seed Packets RARE, Garden Journal RARE, Tools Basket Available @ The Arcade Gacha Event March 2016 Round, Vertical Herb Garden
.:SHD:. : Bird Feeder Standing Round Red
Shutterfield : Country Bucket Of Flowers Silver & Spring, Barrel Planter Dark
Spargel & Shine : Shabby Pitcher With Baby Roses
Thaino : Basket Of Red R$oses
The Dreamer Creations : Beach Chair, Patio Table
The Domineaux Effect : Stuffed Bee
The Little Branch : Wall Butterfly (Gift), Peach Tree
The Loft : Single Candle Lantern Black
The Muses : Nodding Violet , Wild Thyme , Oxlips
Thistlewick Designs : Pot People NLA
–tb- (Tres Blah) : Tin With Flowers Former Arcade Gacha
Trompe Loeil : Valiano Lounger, Bistro Table, Bistro Chair
T-Spot : Mesh Primrose Red
Watermoon Breeze : Big Brass Mood Windchime
[we’re CLOSED] : Raven Flock, Grass Field Lush
[WaM] What a Mesh : Flower 3, Crocus
What Next : White Bramley Porch Swing, Scarecrow, Laurel Cottage Kitchen Wine Decor
XED Design : Hanging Basket With Red Petunias
Zigana : Herbs 1-2-3-4, Plants 1-2-3-4 Former Arcade Gacha
Bless your heart if you made it to the end♥ ME? Imma go open a bottle of wine now and get a tad tipsy. Me thinks I deserve more than my two glass limit 😛