Jane Reed created a beautiful country-style garden behind her Colorado home. It's packed with a series of raised beds in a 14-x-24-foot area. She's chosen easy-growing plants that help keep her garden in bloom from May to October.
Test Garden Tip: Raised beds are a perfect way to make gardening easier -- especially if you have clay, sandy, or rocky soil. Just fill the beds with good-quality topsoil and you don't have to worry about digging compacted soil or running into rocks.