Veg and flower boxApartment living has its perks–virtually no maintenance worries, very little snow chores and (usually) brand new carpet. The missing element is the yard that comes with having a home. And with a yard comes a garden.

In Denver proper, there exists an amazing urban gardening scene. R+P can often be found lending a hand and having a good time with the folks at Urbiculture. Check out the recent work day at Columbia School. You can see the pony-girl in the background with a cowgirl hat.

We haven’t signed up for a share since we’re so far out from Denver and driving down to get the fresh food really would defeat the whole point. And also, there is a wait list! So, almost next best thing–a patio garden. We’ve got squash, zucchini, chard, cucumbers, radicchio lettuce, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley. We put in some pretty flowers and now have a lovely patio.