Now there's another way to enjoy your beautiful landscaping. Help yourself to handfuls of blueberries. Pick some strawberries from your groundcover for breakfast. Go ahead and step on the thyme; you'll have a fragrant walk. You can grow all sorts of delicious fruits, herbs, and vegetables that double as landscaping showpieces. Here are some ideas that might work for your garden.
Hedges and tasty fruit: what a combination. Gooseberry bushes can grow up to 3 feet high and six feet wide. True, they're not evergreen like boxwoods, but then, boxwoods don't produce fruit. Use the fruit when you want to make an extra-delicious pie.
You tree needs some groundcover around it. Your tummy craves some delicious fruit. Strawberries are the answer. They choke out weeds, tolerate a wide array of conditions, and taste delicious. If you have a stone walkway, try planting thyme and other low-growing herbs in the cracks. You'll keep out weeds, and have a fragrant walk when you step on some. And as you know, there's nothing like cooking with fresh herbs.
Tear out that burning bush and put in a blueberry bush instead. Blueberries are delicious and have all sorts of health benefits. Also, the bushes are lovely and can fit into many landscape designs. Just be sure to amend your soil to make it acidic. Just work some coffee grounds or pine needles into your soil, or feed with Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron Plant Food.
If you like unusual foliage to contrast your flowers, grow some that you can eat. Varieties of Red Jewel cabbage can be stunners. Some have dark leaves, others have remarkable texture. Just put one wherever you have a little space that calls out for something beautiful and delicious.
There are all sorts of plants that taste delicious and look beautiful. Grow bee balm for beauty and delicious tea. Have you ever tasted day lilies? How about dandelion salad? If you have any unusual ideas for edible landscaping, why not share them on our community page? Recipes are welcome, too.