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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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Jul 29, 2014

From Grass to Garden

When we moved into our first home in November of 2012, I knew that my gardening adventures were about to begin. Gone were the days of killing basil in

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Jul 24, 2014

Lawn Remodeling the Edible Landscaping Way

We live in Nevada and water is precious, but my guest house lawn was a sloping mess. Too much water and still the grass wouldn't grow. First we cut the

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Jul 23, 2014

Wisconsin Edible Landscaping: The Edible Landscape Business Showcase

Live in Wisconsin and need an edible landscape company? Find a professional in this listing of Wisconsin edible landscaping businesses.

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Jul 23, 2014

Home Landscape Design: An Interview With Landscape Designer Heidi Schreiner

An interview with landscape designer Heidi Schreiner about home landscape design and how to select landscaping businesses to design, install and maintain your edible landscape.

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Jul 21, 2014

The Edible Flowers List

Here's THE edible flowers list for your garden! Choose from this list for edible flower arrangements, candied flowers, and edible flower recipes.

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Jul 21, 2014

The Edible Front Yard Gardens Photo Contest 2014!

Show us your edible front yard gardens June 1 through July 31, 2014 and enter our third annual international photo contest.

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Jul 21, 2014

Edible Vine Plants: Vining Plants With Fruit, Foliage, And Flowers To Eat

Need some vines to cover fences, trellises, and walls? Learn about the variety of edible vine plants for your home edible landscaping.

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Jun 27, 2014

British Columbia Edible Landscaping -- The Edible Landscape Business Showcase

A list of British Columbia edible landscaping businesses to help you create your edible gardens.

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Jun 26, 2014

Need Tomato Cages? Find Some For Sale Here

Here's an assortment of great tomato cages for your edible gardens, with tips on using them in your designs. Sturdy, classy, in a variety of colors.

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Jun 25, 2014

Removing the grass, bonding with family

We put a few dwarf fruit trees in our front yard a few years ago. They were nice additions, and we got a few pears and apples from them, but they seemed

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Jun 25, 2014

New York Landscaping In The Edible Landscape Business Showcase

New York landscaping companies that specialize in edible landscaping, ready to help you with your yard.

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Jun 25, 2014

Canton, NY (US) "Oasis Edible Landscapes"

Oasis Edible Landscaping of Oasis Permaculture Group specializes in home-scale ecological design. Adirondack inspired woodwork and garden elements

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Jun 23, 2014

How To Start A Garden: Edible Gardening For Beginners

If you'd like to do edible landscaping but you're not sure how to start a garden, this short introduction to gardening for beginners will guide you in the right direction.

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Jun 23, 2014

Starting A Garden: Begin Edible Landscaping Safely And Successfully

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 ...

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Jun 23, 2014

Types Of Trees For Edible Landscaping: Nut Trees, Fruit Trees, And More

No edible landscape would be complete without trees. See the best types of trees for edible landscaping and learn how to take care of them.

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Jun 18, 2014

Online: Grow Your Own Food Summit

Enthusiastic food growers and community builders, Valerie Kausen and Gary Heine, have created 34 online presentations to show you how growing your own food can change your life:

The presentations include:

  • The Good Food Revolution is Here… Take Action!, by Will Allen, Founder, Growing Power; Winner, McArthur Genius Grant; Farmer; Author, Speaker
  • Why Our Current Food System "Just Ain't Normal" and How to Change It, by Joel Salatin, Sustainable, Maverick Farmer; Lecturer; Author
  • How Mushrooms Created, and Can Save, the Living World!, by Paul Stamets, World-renowned Mushroom Researcher; Inventor; Entrepreneur
  • Saving Seeds, Growing Food and Ending GMOs Can Save the World, by Vandana Shiva, World-renowned Indian Activist
  • The Food Revolution and How GMOs are Disrupting It, by Ocean Robbins, Co-founder, Food Revolution Network; Author, Speaker, Educator
They're also offering three gifts when you register:
  • Food Growing 101, eBook by Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen
  • Saving seeds, growing food and stopping GMOs can save the world, 17-minute presentation by Vandana Shiva
  • How to create a simple home composter to supercharge your garden soil, 57-minute presentation by Mark Forman
The event runs from July 7-14 and is free. Personally, I'm excited about this! I'm already signed up :)

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Jun 17, 2014

Edible Shade Gardens

Gardening in the shade can be a challenge! Learn how to set up edible shade gardens here, as well as which plants will do well for your shade garden.

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Jun 11, 2014

Eversweet Pomegranate Vs. Angel Red Pomegranate... Which one should I plant

I am trying to decide between two varieties of Pomegranates. I am thinking about growing them in my front yard. I have two areas on either side of the

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Jun 06, 2014

Make A Garden Plot In Less Than An Hour!

Starting an edible garden doesn't have to take a lot of time, energy or money. Here's a simple, easy, fast way to make a garden plot that almost anyone can do. Visit here to get your free e-book.

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Jun 06, 2014

How To Plant Daylilies: Daylily Flowers For Your Edible Landscape

A page on how to plant daylilies? Yes! The daylily is one of the most underrated edible plants: easy to care for and tastes great.

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Jun 06, 2014

Find Daylilies For Sale Online

Looking for daylilies for sale online? I've found some places that sell daylilies online to get you started with your edible landscaping.

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Jun 06, 2014

Clarks Grove, MN (US): North American Permaculture Convergence

PRESS RELEASE: May 27, 2014 WHAT: 1st North American Permaculure Convergence WHEN: August 29-31, 2014 WHERE: Clarks Grove, Minnesota, an hour and

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Jun 03, 2014

Edible Annual Plants -- Planting Annuals In Edible Landscaping

Edible annual plants are the easiest way to add ornamental edibles to an existing landscape or to fill gaps in your edible landscape design.

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Jun 03, 2014

Wild Blackberries and Purslane

I have wild blackberries in my yard that I fight all the time (growing through deck and coming farther and farther into my yard). I love eating blackberries

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Jun 02, 2014

A Little Garden Humor To Lighten Your Day

Edible landscaping, funny? Well, sometimes. Here's a bit of garden humor for you.

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Jun 02, 2014

Why do my Pomegranate fruit / seeds not turn red?

Hi. I grow pomegranate in my terrace garden (garden on my apartment terrace.) The soil is quite rich and organic, maybe bit acidic due to mulching in the

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May 28, 2014

Edible Landscaping On $1 A Day (Or Less!)

Edible landscaping isn't only for the rich! For less than $1 a day you can have the edible landscape of your dreams. Get my ebook to learn how.

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May 19, 2014

Make Your Own Compost And Have Fun Doing It

Learning to make your own compost can be satisfying and rewarding. Here you will learn what to compost and what not to.

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May 15, 2014

Free Email Newsletters: Help With Your Edible Gardens

Want to learn more about edible gardening? Try my free email newsletters with support, edible gardening design resources and more.

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May 13, 2014

Red Mulch For Edible Landscaping

If you love red, try some red mulch for your edible landscape -- great for an entirely red garden or just to add some pop to your ground layer.

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May 02, 2014

London, England (UK): Chelsea Fringe

17 May through 8 June 2014

Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (though acting with its support), the Fringe encompasses everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations across London. Our open-access principle means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and legal, and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape.

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May 01, 2014

Would You Like To Work With Me?

Garden and website assistance at a reasonable cost. Research, content, graphics, SEO. Click here to learn more!

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Apr 21, 2014

Edmonston, MD (US): Edible landscaping workshop

Saturday, May 17 2014 2 pm - 3 pm

Edible Edens: Landscape Design to Grow it & Eat it!

Presenter: Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau

Learn how to combine perennial, colorful and nutritious fruits, flowers and vegetables into designs for your yard, balcony, windows or rooftop for year round abundance.

Organization: Master Gardeners / University of Maryland Agricultural Extension

Contact: p2thibodeau@gmail.com

Price: FREE

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Apr 21, 2014

Does anyone know what this is?

My sister in law gave it to me but doesn't know the name. Hi, Lynn -- I don't know what this is either. Maybe some of our gardeners out there can help.

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Apr 21, 2014

Edible Minnesota Landscaping: The Edible Landscape Business Showcase

Minnesota landscaping companies which specialize in edible gardens. Professional help with edible Minnesota gardening.

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Apr 16, 2014

Your Comments: Edible Landscape Design

Comments left by readers of edible-landscape-design.com. Want to leave a comment? Click here.

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Apr 15, 2014

Ennis, County Clare, Ireland: Clare Garden Festival



This year's theme is 'My Beautiful & Edible Garden'! Over 60 garden-related booths, expert speakers, food and entertainment. Talks and demos for all experience levels.

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Apr 14, 2014

Advertise On Edible Landscape Design

Advertise today on one of the fastest growing edible landscaping sites. Check here for free advertising options and current paid advertising rates.

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Apr 11, 2014

Tampa Bay, FL (US): Edible Landscaping Design Workshop

Edible Landscape Design Workshop This specialty course will focus on practical, step by step methods and Florida- specific techniques to create beautiful

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Apr 09, 2014

New Lynn, Auckland (NZ): EcoDay 2014 Workshops

April 13, 2014 at the Sustainable Living Centre, 4 Olympic Place, New Lynn.

12.30pm - 1.15pm Rainwater Harvesting - Catch it when you canWith Laurie Dee, HedgehogLearn how to put together a cost-effective DIY rain water collection system for your garden. With this set-up you can attach as many barrels as you want and save $$ in watering bills.

1.45pm - 2.15pm Heritage Seed Saving - Take Ownership of Our Seed HeritageWith Judy Ackery, Heritage Seed Savers GroupBe empowered with a practical demo on seed saving. Learn tips and tricks on saving your own seed, and where to go if you're keen to swap with others.

2.45pm - 3.15pm Landscape Architects Garden Design Demo and Q&A With Carl Pickens and Nick RobinsonGet inside the mind of a landscape architect! Carl and Nick will work through a garden design on paper, starting with an average suburban back yard. This will give you ideas on how to transform your own backyard into a living landscape. Followed with a Q &A session at the end for your most burning garden design questions.

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Apr 05, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK (US): plant and seed exchange

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Apr 05, 2014

Tampa Bay, FL (US): Edible Landscape Design class

A five-day hands-on course on Florida edible landscaping, demonstrated at a private home.

Learn:

- Basic landscaping techniques such as how to use color, texture, symmetry, patterns, and seasonal adjustments

- Edible landscaping – how to combine beautiful and useful plants

- Right plant, right place – how to choose your plants. We’ll go over specific plant lists and choices. Shade loving, sun loving, winter, summer, hot, cold, year-round flowers and fruit, etc.

- Great plant combinations

- Microclimates – how to create them

- Florida friendly "no-watering or low-watering needed" methods of planting

- Growing for high yields, commercial growing in small areas

- Putting it all together in a design

- Implementation – staging, timing, and maintenance

- How to keep your design looking good and staying productive with minimal upkeep

May 22-26, 2014

Full price: $475

Early bird (before April 8): $375

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Mar 31, 2014

What should I grow under a pomegranate?

What is a good veggie or herb to grow under the pomegranate tree? I love using up all my space with something that will help the other grow or produce

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Mar 31, 2014

South Carolina Landscaping: The Edible Landscape Business Showcase

If you're looking for help with your edible landscaping, here are the South Carolina landscaping companies that can help.

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Mar 31, 2014

Violet Jelly

Violet Jelly -- Beautiful and Delicious You will need: 2 heaping cups of fresh wild violet petals; look for fully opened flowers, not partially opened

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Mar 28, 2014

Apache, OK (US): 10th Annual Lavender Festival

Saturday, June 14 2014

9 am to 4 pm at the Lavender Valley Acres Farm

Food and plant vendors, including food and drinks made with lavender

Lavender soaps, candles, etc for sale

Live entertainment and drawings every hour

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Mar 26, 2014

Backyard Landscaping Ideas For Your Edible Gardens

Useful backyard landscaping ideas and tips on how to design edible landscaping in the backyard so as to fit your lifestyle.

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Mar 26, 2014

Antrim, Northern Ireland (UK): Garden Show Ireland

Visit the Garden Show Ireland at the Antrim Castle Gardens, 9th-11th of May, 2014

See show gardens, plant vendors, and lectures from Alys Fowler and Helen Dillon on Friday, as well as the Grow your own veg workshops over the entire weekend with Geoff Stebbings, former editor of Garden Answers, and demonstrations from the chefs in the Garden Marquee.

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Mar 22, 2014

Twisted roots!

I live in southeast arizona. We moved into our house may last year and there was a tree i was unsure of. It looked pitiful about 7 feet tall, thin trunk,

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