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Show us your edible front yard gardens June 1 through July 31, 2014 and enter our third annual international edible front yard photo contest.
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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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Edible Landscape Design Workshop This specialty course will focus on practical, step by step methods and Florida- specific techniques to create beautiful
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.
Garden and website assistance at a reasonable cost. Research, content, graphics, SEO. Click here to learn more!
A five-day hands-on course on Florida edible landscaping, demonstrated at a private home.
- 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
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
Charleston Homesteads began in 2013 with a simple mission: transforming yards into edible paradises. We are a family-owned and operated business comprised
If you're looking for help with your edible landscaping, here are the South Carolina landscaping companies that can help.
Violet Jelly -- Beautiful and Delicious You will need: 2 heaping cups of fresh wild violet petals; look for fully opened flowers, not partially opened
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.
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
Useful backyard landscaping ideas and tips on how to design edible landscaping in the backyard so as to fit your lifestyle.
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.
Miller Landscape Inc. has been serving all of South East Michigan for over 45 years. Founded in 1966, Miller has grown to be a premier, full-service
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,
I have a sunny patch in my yard where I want to put a long pomegranate hedge but the area is only 4 ft between my house and a fence. Can a pomegranate
I am the ceo of kayslyn Group in Ghana and will like to know if pomegranate can be grown in Ghana and also which of your fruits can also be cultivated
Saturday, March 15 from 8:30-4:00 at Myriad Gardens -- I will be attending!
Day long workshop covering design, specific cultivars that do well in Oklahoma weather, and pest strategies. Speakers include Tres Fromme, Brian Pirtle, Rosalind Creasy, and Samantha Snyder.
Book sales and signings also available.
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. :)
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?
PermaScapes Unlimited, Inc. PO Box 1808, Carbondale CO 81623 PermaScapesUnltd@gmail.com (970) 510-5663 Serving the Roaring Fork valley and surrounding
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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.
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!
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.