If you like to grow squash, beans and tomatoes in a few neat rows in a plot tucked away in the corner of your backyard, you need to meet Jennifer Bartley. She can help you turn the pleasure of a simple home vegetable garden into sheer joy.
The way to do that is to transform your vegetable garden into a potager (pronounced po-toe-jay), said Bartley, a landscape architect in Grantville, Ohio. “A potager is the French word for kitchen garden. It literally means ‘for the soup pot.'”
The French potager, she said, is different from American suburban vegetable gardens in several ways. “The French mix up h