Eat Your Landscaping
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
Want a Tasty Hedge? Plant a Gooseberry Bush
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.
Get Groundcover with Flavor: Grow Strawberries or Herbs
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.
Plant Blueberry Bushes
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.
Put Some Red Jewels in Your Landscaping
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
Use Your Imagination
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.