I got inspired by a recent photo of black raised garden beds on Gardenista. While it is still winter elsewhere, in the Pacific NW, we have beautiful sunny 60 degree weather so I took advantage to work in my garden. I got a first coat of black paint on my raised garden beds and am so pleased I wanted to post some photos. One bed is filled with everbearing strawberry plants which started with 3 plants and spread over last year to embrace the entire bed. The other bed will have tomato and basil plants once spring really arrives. I can’t wait!