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Want a garden without weeds? Learn more about ecological gardening in this interview with garden designer and environmental consultant Jonathan White.
I've decided to open the Tasteful Yard Design program registration again -- you won't have to wait for a particular "session" to join right away!
So if you're interested in a step by step online course showing you how to create your own edible landscaping, visit this page to learn all about it. :)
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I recently planted 2 Jackfruit tress = I brought the seeds back from the USA. I have them in pots and they are doing well - now about 40cm tall. The question
Here are the edible landscaping related events that I know of so far for March:
March 1 -- North Vancouver, BC (CA): Seedy Saturday
March 13-16 -- Temecula, CA (US): permacultureVOICES conference
March 15-23 -- Chicago, IL (US): Chicago Flower and Garden Show
March 28-30 -- London, England (UK): The Edible Garden Show
March 29 -- Wye Valley, Wales (UK): Learn to Design & Plant an Edible Garden
Want to add your local event related to edible gardening?
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Live somewhere dry or becoming so? Learn about the types of drought resistant plants available for you and how to use them.
Growing spinach can be easy if you know how ... read about how to grow spinach in your edible landscaping here.
Here's THE edible flowers list for your garden! Choose from this list for edible flower arrangements, candied flowers, and edible flower recipes.
Brr! Your tender edible plants appreciate winter protection. Learn the secrets of protecting plants from frost and enjoy your edible winter garden.
I have always been told never to eat pips as they can cause obstruction in the appendix. Is this true and if so how can I get over this as the fruit its
If you've grown tomatoes before, you've probably come across the problem of what to do with them all! I talk with Renee Lortie of Fresh Tomato Recipes to learn some of her favorites.
Understanding your climate can make the difference between a successful edible garden and a failed one. Learn about climates and how to use climate zones for your area.
About a week ago, I began getting some strange error messages from the third-party open source software (called Moodle) that I was using to run the Edible Design School, which includes the Tasteful Yard Design course and the Edible Landscape Artists' forum.
Because of this, I had to close the school and attempt to upgrade the software.
I have gotten a lot of help from both the webhost that the school was on (Bluehost) and the Moodle forums, for which I am very grateful.
However, after a week of working on this, I have decided that this upgrade is a) beyond my ability and b) not something I ever want to do again in the future!
On top of this, I have been unable to convey the value of the Tasteful Yard Design mentorship to you (and/or a comprehensive design course with me showing you exactly what to do isn'tsomething you want), and the Edible Landscape Artists' Forum is not being used much.
For these reasons, I'm going to take the Edible Design School in a new direction. More details to follow.
What does this mean for you?
My main site, Edible Landscape Design, will not change. The technical side is run by a company called SiteSell, which has an excellent uptime record (their sites have gone down only twice in the past ten years), and I still enjoy working with you very much.
Those of you already in the Tasteful Yard Design course will still get your coursework and your one on one attention from me. I'm going to have to figure out a way to get the group aspect of it re-established, and until that time, new registration is closed.
The Edible Landscape Artists' Forum will be down until further notice. If this is something you still want and are going to participate in, let me know. If I don't hear from you, I won't make this a priority.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your support of Edible Landscape Design!
Need information on how to grow rosemary for your edible landscape? Growing rosemary can be a fun way to start your edible garden.
A good design will save you money, water and time. Growing conditions in Denver are changing, so it is more important than ever to Xeriscape correctly,
Happy New Year!
Rather than doing a boring top 10 for 2013, I thought I'd mix it up a bit. Here are some categories I found interesting, and maybe you will too (in no particular order):
1) Most visited page: the homepage, with almost 8,000 unique visitors in 2013
2) Page you found most interesting: Cacti and Succulents -- people stayed on average over 3 minutes reading that page
3) Page that got you hooked: Privacy Hedges -- over 99% of people that went to this page ended up wanting to read more!
4) Page update that you really wanted: Shade Gardens -- when I updated it, 696 of you rushed to that page in one day!
5) The Tasteful Landscape article with the most comments: Climate Change And The Edible Landscape
(get access to it by joining the Tasteful Landscape community!)
6) The garden from this year's photo contests that got the most interest: The Garden of Eat'n - Backyard -- over 400 people visited David's garden photos (from our "Love Your Garden" February contest) in 2013
7) The plant that you most wanted to grow: Pomegranates -- over 1400 people visited that page this year
8) The interview you were most interested in: Drought Resistant Plants with Canadian Certified Horticulturist Jacki Cammidge
9) The gardening question that got the most interest: Zone 3 Fruit Trees? -- almost 600 people read that this year
10) The state or province in my Edible Landscape Business Showcase that had the most people wanting an edible landscape professional: Gauteng Province, South Africa! -- almost 300 visited that page in 2013 looking for someone to help with their yards.
Hope you had a safe New Year's celebration -- have a great 2014.
Need privacy hedges for your edible landscaping? Learn about edible, fast growing hedges for privacy and how to select plants to build them.
All about growing kale in your edible landscaping -- ways to use kale to beautify your yard.
Useful backyard landscaping ideas and tips on how to design edible landscaping in the backyard so as to fit your lifestyle.
My pomegranite doesn't flower or fruit. Hi, JB -- There are a few reasons why a pomegranate might not flower: Your plant is too young. Many won't
The shirt is available until November 30th and will only be created if at least 20 people order, so don't miss out!
Looking for some cool gadget gifts for the gardener in your life? Here are some fun holiday gift ideas to help your loved one with their edible landscaping.
LOTS of edible front yard landscaping ideas: click here to discover which ones are right for you!
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Ataraxia Gardens is a name I have given to the gardens around our house - some are ornamental and some are edible. Ataraxia means robust tranquility.
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Learn about the plant hardiness zone map and its limitations. Global, regional, and country hardiness zone maps from all over the world to help you with your edible gardens.
Many countries have no plant hardiness maps, or the ones available are out of date. Here's how to find your planting zone when a current map isn't available.
Edible annual plants are the easiest way to add ornamental edibles to an existing landscape or to fill gaps in your edible landscape design.
I need to create a privacy hedge (at least 6-7 feet tall) and would like to make it edible. One thought I had was the Juniper communis. I live in the
Want to know how to make your own garden landscape design plans? This fun set of worksheets will help you. Click here to learn more!
Oven roasted tomatoes ... so simple, but summer on a plate. And even my foodie friends love it - well they would when you've just picked the tomatoes and
If you're asking yourself, 'what is kale?' then come visit and learn all about this beautiful and delicious plant.
Garlic is one of the more useful (and interesting) plants in the edible garden, and planting garlic is an easy method of pest control.
Introducing a new section of the Edible Landscape Design website: the Edible Design School!
This is where my online courses will be held throughout the year -- the first one being the Tasteful Yard Design mentorship that I told you about earlier.
Come by, click the button to log in as a guest (unless, of course, you've already enrolled -- then just sign in with your user name and password), and take a look around!
Personalized step by step instruction on edible landscaping in a supportive online group setting. How to create tasteful home yard design.
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I have a dream of my 1/2 acre yard someday being a beautifully landscaped edible botanical garden. To achieve that I have the motto that if something is
Need help or tips on planting sunflowers? Here's what you need to know to grow the sunflowers you've always dreamed of in your edible garden.
I have recently moved to the UK from the US. I live in Southern England on the coast and have a lovely garden space but am wondering what I can plan that
These edible landscaping photos were submitted by our readers! Submit your edible garden design pictures and have your edible yard featured here too.
Heat can affect plants as much as cold can. Learn about the heat zone map and how it can help you select plants for your edible landscape.
The details of harvesting sunflowers from your edible landscaping ... and eating them!
Growing squash is a fun way to add edible flowers and colorful fruits to your garden.
Sample a bite of the Sonoran Desert this summer! Join Carolyn Neithammer, local author, as she provides an informative lecture on the use of prickly
October 25, 2013 9:00 am - 2:30 pm The Gardens at Heather Farm: Walnut Creek, CA Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Series Fall 2013 Presented by the Garden