My vegetable garden is a fenced 20 x 20 foot area with raised beds, recycled styrene boxes, car tires and any other containers suitable to be used as planters. There is pea gravel surrounding all the beds and containers, as it makes for easy weeding when a weed decides to take root.
On the left is a small bed of sweet corn, a blueberry bush in the tire, and behind that, sweet peas and gladioli growing in two recycled styrene boxes. The raised bed on the right has tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, spinach, and broccoli. The bed in the far back, has beans, cabbage, leeks, swiss chard, kohlrabi, and sweet basil.
I have created a small garden surrounding the vegetable garden. Here are those roses I moved from a different location and did not care if they lived or died. Seems to me they are very happy in their new garden.
I bought a packet of gourd seeds before deciding where I would grow them and when I looked around, I realized I was out of room, so I made three holes down through the gravel on the outside of the vegetable garden fence, to the right of the rose bushes, and pushed a seed into each of the holes and covered them over. Imagine my surprise when all three seeds emerged from the gravel and are now about three inches high and very healthy looking. I am hoping they will grow up the fence and give me many gourds to make bird houses out of.