Edible Residential Landscaping for 2014

Edible residential landscaping is in the news in Idaho, so why not at your home? Why not have edible landscaping that functions by adding beauty to your home, yet is also a food source? What is edible landscaping?

  1. Fruit and nut trees. In your area, landscapers can tell you what is best for the climate. But consider almond trees, apple trees, or a walnut tree. They provide beauty, shade, and you and your family will enjoy harvesting fruit and nuts from your backyard.
  2. For vines, think about grape vines. They provide an interesting landscaping look with twisted vines, and provide grapes for the family to enjoy.
  3. There are many perennial plants that provide greenery, flowers, and you can enjoy with your meals. Consider growing artichokes, asparagus, chamomile, lemon balm, mints, oregano, rhubarb, and strawberries. The list can go on and on, so consult with a local landscaper, such as us -contact us- for what is best for your home.
  4. There are edible flowers such as daylily, chive, lilac, pansy, and scented geranium. These can add beauty and intrigue to the meals that you serve.
  5. Vegetables add beauty to any garden, and provide you fresh and natural foods. In most climates you can grow brussels sprouts, cabbages, garlic, kale, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.

All of those edible plants can be part of your landscaping. Now is a good time to start planning. The best landscapes are the result of good planning, good design, and hard work.