A Garden Beautiful Enough to Eat!

comments (1) March 31st, 2009 in Gallery

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ShirleyBovshow ShirleyBovshow, member
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Train a dwarf lemon tree against your fence for fruit, color and fragrance.
A mature, well pruned apple espalier can double as a living fence. Wood never tasted this good!
Enjoy the luscious taste of a pineapple guava grown in a pot and placed within the garden bed.

This small 3 x 6 foot garden bed hosts a potted, dwarf Citron tree, 6 bronze fennel plants, 6 Thai basil plants, 6 parsley, a bunch of red onions, garlic and beets! Dont sacrifice  style and beauty in the edible garden. You want something nice to look at while your food grows in.
 
A close up of my beloved Citron. Cant wait to squeeze it into a summer drink!
Train a dwarf lemon tree against your fence for fruit, color and fragrance.Click To Enlarge

Train a dwarf lemon tree against your fence for fruit, color and fragrance.

Photo: Shirley Bovshow

Edible gardens are gaining in popularity across the nation and new gardeners are hungry for planting and design tips. I encourage people to get the most of their yards and take advantage of every inch of sun-kissed space. 

To maximize the use and benefit of your yard, consider taking your herbs and vegetables out of the garden plot and mix them in to the landscape where they can rub shoulders with ornamental plants. Edible plants are just as beautiful as annuals and can supply color if you allow some of the plants to flower. I do.

Check out these space saving ideas that create a beautiful and bountiful garden.

"You can have your garden and eat it too!"

Shirley

 


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fullmoonrizing writes: What a great space. This is what we are slowly doing with our yard. Every year we try to add a little more edible landscaping.
Posted: 2:11 pm on July 7th
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