Edible Landscaping Ideas

This article from Organic Gardening magazine has a few great ideas to get you started with an edible landscape.

Chard in the landscape

4 Edible Landscaping Ideas

Introduce edible plants into your landscape.

Michael Seliga, owner of Cascadian Edible Landscapes shares his tips for introducing edible plants into your landscape.
Sneaking a few perennial edibles into your vegetable garden, and even your ornamental borders, cuts down on work and increases the amount of food you can harvest.

Start with herbs. "Herbs are expensive to buy at the store," Seliga says. "So adding them to your landscape makes good economic sense." Reserve a small section of your vegetable garden for herbs or integrate them into your landscape. Rosemary, sages, thymes, winter savory, basils, and oregano all blend in well with flowering perennials.
Plant fruiting shrubs. Blueberries, currants, and elderberries...

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  1. It seems with reading through the post that planting a lot of berries is a great and inexpensive way to brighten up your garden. Thank you for sharing this post it does have a lot of great ideas for new landscape ideas.

  2. That is right, herbs such as thyme, sage, oregano, peppermint, cardamoms and basil can be planted in your garden.

  3. Inter-planting vegetables in your existing flower beds or landscape is a great idea. Just don't forget to tell your husband, otherwise you'll find all the potatoe vines pulled out because he thougt they were a night shade "WEED". Just had to laugh because I appreciate all the help with the daily task of weeding.