News, changes and updates to the Edible Landscape Design website, as well as edible landscaping related events. A mini-blog of what's fresh and new.
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We create custom landscaping solutions for our clients. Whether it's a raised garden you're after or a way to make your edibles beautiful, we can help.
I started Gynura Procumbens inside until after our last frost (June 1st) when the weather breaks but then I saw these on a couple of leaves two day ago
I call my garden a summer garden because we do not receive snow and have very little hard frost. I don't think it would be fair to call it a winter garden.
With nights below 20 degrees and wind chilling days, it's hard to stay in the garden or put a shovel into the frozen (but imported and amended) soil from
What kind of fertilizer to use on pomegranate shrub. Are they alkaline or acid plants? I have a fifteen year old bush doing well but have never found
Learn about English lavender and where you can find it for your edible landscaping.
When looking for plants for your edible garden, choose from this list of perennials to get just the right effect year after year.
Information about the different varieties and types of lavender plants!
Looking for daylilies for sale online? I've found some places that sell daylilies online to get you started with your edible landscaping.
All about growing lavender in your home edible landscape
USDA, RHS, EGF, Canadian, Australian ... if you're looking online, all the plant hardiness zones can be confusing! Download a one-page pdf that shows how they compare to each other.
Why do a top ten? It's fun, it might give you some ideas, and there are pages (and expansions to pages) that you might not know even exist!
This was sort of a fun thing I began, just to help out those newbies who weren't sure how to find their hardiness zone ... it's become a whole section in itself! If you love maps, this is the place to visit.
This is a page I made and sort of forgot about, but it's one I see more and more need for, with so many people living in small spaces (with small yards). Plus, vertical gardening gives a lot of interest to an otherwise dull landscape, especially if your edible plant has colorful foliage, fruit, and/or flowers!
I get more questions and comments by FAR about growing pomegranates than about any other plant. It's one of my favorite edible plants, so that's great! :)
The fact that this page has done so well has been something of a surprise to me. But a LOT of people are interested in making edible privacy hedges, which, when you think about it, makes perfect sense!
That's pretty much all this is: a list of edible perennials. But you love it, and I keep adding to it, so it's all good!
More hedges! There's so much to say about hedges and edible hedge plants!
Now, I find this interesting. On most websites, the front page is the most visited! Our front page being #4 just shows how much people really want to know about particular subjects in edible landscaping.
For example ...
Every time I update this page I have a rush of people visiting my site -- once I had 500 people visit this page in one day!
Between drought and climate weirdness, people are looking for plants which are tough and drought-resistant. This is the obvious choice!
This page has been #1 for four years straight!
This past year I expanded it into a "herb garden section", so if you haven't visited it in a while you should stop by and read about things from how to design your garden to culinary herbs to how to plan your herb garden layout -- and more.
The top ten pages that you visited in 2014 tell me a lot about where I need to focus my time for 2015!
(Of course, if you have a burning desire to read more about something else, just contact me and let me know!)
The tomato: fruit or vegetable? See my answer (and more importantly), find out (and discuss) why!
Share your edible garden in January and see edible January gardens from all over the world.
Who says you can't have color in an edible garden? See these gorgeous red chard varieties that will spice up your edible landscaping.
Edible landscaping, funny? Well, sometimes. Here's a bit of garden humor for you.
I love stats, okay?
So I was really excited to look at mine yesterday.
This website has undergone a lot of changes since the beginning of 2014! More than double the people came to the site during 2014 compared to 2013 -- over 220,000 in 12 months! That tells me that a LOT of people are HUNGRY to learn more about edible landscaping.
Which is exciting!
I have done a lot of thinking about what I want from this website lately, and my goal is to make edible landscaping commonplace. Not some niche, but the norm! By the end of 2018, I want MILLIONS of homes to be beautifully food-secure, not only feeding stomachs and bodies with rows of produce but also feeding hearts and souls with lovely gardens.
Our world has so much talent and creativity out there -- people just need others to show the way. They need a friend, like you, to give them the courage to try.
So can you do me a favor? Go on Facebook, or Google+, or Twitter, or to your sports club, or to your religious community, or wherever your people are, and tell them about my website. Tell them about what you're doing with your yard and share your passion with them as to why.
We can change the world, one yard at a time. :)
Let me be your garden design hacker! I will re-create any garden photo with edible plants, in your yard! I call it the "Ten By Ten" Program.
Here's THE edible flowers list for your garden! Choose from this list for edible flower arrangements, candied flowers, and edible flower recipes.
If you've ever wondered how to design a herb garden, this page is for you! Tips, where to start, and when to get help.
This intensive, organic vegetable growing course takes place at Allt-y-bela over eight days between February and September 2015. Led by James Clapp, the course is designed for experienced or professional gardeners and aims to bring James' grower skills and design techniques to fine tune your kitchen garden and to challenge conventional assumptions. We will look in depth at the most fundamental aspect of Organic horticulture, the relationship between soil, plant and human health. As the year progresses, you'll see the results of the initial planning, and soil preparation, early propagation, crop choices and methods of planting out at Allt-y-bela, but we'll also have one day, visiting two other gardens, so we can take on board the experiences of other sites.
The course costs £1,560 in total, which includes a tasty wholesome lunch and coffee, tea and cakes. The days run from 9.45 until 4pm. All course days, except for Day 6 are held at Allt-y-bela. On Day 6 we will arrange to meet everyone at the first venue and will suggest near by accommodation for those wishing to travel the night before.
I created my own profitable, award-winning website. Learn how you can get your SBI results just like I did. On sale now until Dec. 26th!
Growing squash is a fun way to add edible flowers and colorful fruits to your garden. Learn how to grow squash in your edible landscaping here.
Could someone start growing spinach in their edible landscaping? YES! I give you ideas on how to use spinach in your yard design, how to handle bolting, and more.
I have moved into a fruit fly prone area... I live in S/W Melbourne Australia. I am not entirely sure of when to start protecting my crops from fruit
If this site has helped you and you want to return the favor, here is a way to donate to Edible-Landscape-Design.com
Design and consulting for edible landscapes in Silicon Valley. All organic, year round, any size gardens smallest to any size you need. Pet Gardens
Have questions about pomegranates or about your pomegranate plant? See the questions others have had and add your own.
Want to grow a lavender plant, but not sure if it would be right for your edible garden? Here is some information to help you decide.
Need some vines to cover fences, trellises, and walls? Learn about the variety of edible vine plants for your home edible landscaping.
Want to know how to take a great garden picture? What you need to learn from that camera manual? Where to get help? Read tips from Christophe Landry on how best to begin.
EYG Landscapes (aka Edible Yard & Garden) designs and installs low-maintenance edible landscapes and rainwater harvesting systems. We incorporate fruit
At Florida Edible Landscaping, we specialize in sustainable landscape designs that are as unique as our clients. Applying concepts of ecology, we combine
Make drawing your herb garden layout easy with these helpful tips and tools.
Gorgeous herb garden pictures to give you ideas for your edible landscaping. You can share your photos as well!
Herb garden design for your home edible landscaping.
Herb garden ideas to get you started on your edible landscaping.
Want to get started growing an herb garden? Here are some tips that will help.
Love herbs de Provence? Get tips on designing a garden where you can grow your own fresh, delicious French herb blend.
Want to make a herb knot garden? Here's how to do it, step by step.
Over 30 events, vendors, and exhibits at Rippon Lea House & Gardens.
"From garden tours to swing dances to opera, we have something for everyone this spring. You can also hear from experts like Jane Edmanson about propagating, Max Allen on a cider master class, Richard Aitken on the gardens of Portugal and an edible garden tour with chef Ben Shewry to name a few."
Be safe! Starting a garden with edible landscaping doesn't have to be difficult, but there are some things you might want to consider before you start digging ...
Overwhelmed by the amount of information out there on edible landscaping? Let me show you where to begin. Personalized step by step instruction in a supportive online group setting.
Learning to make your own compost can be satisfying and rewarding. Here you will learn what to compost and what not to.
All about growing kale in your edible landscaping -- ways to use kale to beautify your yard.
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Click here to see some gorgeous edible front yard gardens submitted by my readers. Get inspiration for what you can do with your front yard.
Need help? Get an edible landscaping consultation, edible garden coaching, and more.
How is edible landscape design different from other landscaping methods? Here are a few things to think about ...