Le potager

My small 'potager'.
"... a traditional kitchen garden (jardin potager) is a space separate from the rest of the residential garden .   'Potager' is a French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. Often flowers and herbs are also planted to enhance the garden's beauty; the goal being to make the function of providing food aesthetically pleasing."

La Petite 'Assistante de Jardin'
So on the very first spring weekend... we began!

Raised flower and vegetable beds to enhance our otherwise gravel-dominated jardin space.

Contemplation of the spring plantings.

Dirt 'testing'.

Planned for this summer...  artichokes, tomatoes, cucumber, beans  ...

yellow squash, strawberries, salad, lots of flowers, and maybe by this fall, a few 'American-style' pumpkins!

 By May 1st we have a few healthy seedlings already!

... and spending time in the Spring sunshine is positively BLISSFUL!