Create an Edible Landscape

January 20, 2016 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

edible landscapeSo much good, productive agricultural land is wasted these days on the cultivation of lawns and shrubs. Beauty and bounty can thrive together if you take the time to design a multifunctional edible landscape.

Instead of the typical landscape, we could minimize lawn areas and put in decorative borders of herbs, rainbow chard, and striking paprika peppers. Instead of the fleeting color of spring azaleas, we could grow blueberries that are decorative year-round — or pear and plum trees that put on a spring show of flowers, have decorative fruits, and yellow fall foliage. These plants aren’t just pretty, they provide scrumptious fruit and can save you money.

Read Create an Edible Landscape by Rosalind Creasy at Mother Earth News.

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Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Food, Gardens, Resilience.

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