This lush and productive garden was created by Jutta and Peter Graf on Deer Isle, Maine.
For low-cost edging, use logs from your local tree trimmers. Leave the ends of the beds open if you plan to use a rototiller.
You can make instant beds anywhere using bags of topsoil covered with mulch.
Flowers and vegetables are beautifully blended in this elegant parterre with grass paths in Victoria, Australia.
A guide to build permanent garden beds and paths. This lovely combination of edible and ornamental beds is at the Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm near Decorah, Iowa.
PHOTO: BECKY WHALEY