This started out as three intersecting circles edged with brick and was meant to be a classic Elizabethan ground level decorative Knot garden (second picture). However, the shape never really worked with the other beds, and my old vegetable garden got shaded out by a large ornamental pear, so I had to move the veggies to this sunnier spot (ironically, the pear tree got felled in a storm, so now the old veggie garden is sunny again.)
In fall of 2008 I changed the shape of the garden to a serpentine— three opposing curves — which echoes the adjacent beds better and also increases planting space. Added a low brick wall to emphasize this recurring motif.
xan's Serpentine garden [archived] is an outdoor organic garden located in Chicago, United States and currently contains 0 plants.This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5b. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Full Sun light.