Five Vegetables for your Front Yard

2017-08-16T09:47:30+00:00 By |Edible, Plants|

I’m all about breaking barriers between the vegetable garden and the landscape.  With these suggestions, you can start this transition too.  And your neighbors will be impressed.

1- Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Spring asparagus shoots are attractive and delicious

Asparagus foliage is beautiful in midsummer

This herbaceous perennial forms a great textured backdrop to your ornamental beds.  The tender shoots arrive in spring, but be sure […]

Five Shrubs That Look as Good as They Taste

2017-06-14T13:20:14+00:00 By |Design, Edible, Uncategorized|

Five Shrubs That Look as Good as They Taste

The word ‘shrub’ is rather interesting.  It kinda reminds me of other words ending in ‘b,’ like glib, drab, blob, flab.  Fairly plain on its own, the word seems to slough its way across the lips and falter to the floor as it leaves the mouth.

Despite any odd word physics, shrubs themselves can be very plain, unassuming plants while others bring amazing beauty to a landscape.  Here […]

5 Trees That Look So Good You’ll Eat Them

2017-06-14T13:25:01+00:00 By |Design, Edible, Plants|

Edible Attractive Trees for Your Landscape

Man, I love me some pie.  That’s right.  Apple pie, banana pie, cherry pie, lemon merengue pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, you name it.

 

Yeah, so what gives?

As it turns out, most pies are made from some edible plant.  And most of them come from a tree fruit.

 

Who doesn’t love edibles?  Go to a supermarket and look for the space that seems most ‘alive.’  Odds are, you’ll end up in the […]