The pictures show a perfectly sized round bed surrounded by bricks sunk in the early longwise and with a bit of mortar in between. I was immediately struck by the design and have decided to emulate it in my own garden. I will put a couple of stepping stones in the garden to allow me to maneuver and weed the garden.
The only thing I am going to change is the color of the brick, it is perfectly appropriate to have the red brick at Monticello, but my garden and back yard are primarily flagstone so I thought red brick would not look good, so I shopped around and finally found a brick color that will match the flagstone! I am going to pick it up this weekend and hopefully start on this bed in a few weeks to get ready for planting fall crops in August!