Think in terms of double-duty landscaping. Think in terms of efficiency. Think beauty and function. Think saving a lot of money! Think FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!
Edible landscaping is the art of placing food-producing plants into your landscape design. Edible landscaping combines food producing plants into an aesthetically pleasing design. Edible landscaping can combine container gardening, perennial gardening, permaculture and so on.
Fruit or nut trees can replace non-fruit bearing trees. Currents and gooseberries can replace your shrubs and edible flowers can fill in the spaces in between. Blueberries and cranberries can snake along the ground. Edible landscaping offers an alternative to landscapes based solely on ornamental design.
But…why an edible landscape?
For one, and as you already know, growing your own food assures the freshest, most flavorful, and safest food you can eat.
Two, it can save you money! It doesn’t take a lot of space to grow hundreds of dollars worth of produce.
And three, you will be working to assure your own food security. And finally, experimentation Landscaping with edibles will encourage you to grow atypical species of produce, enhancing your health and broadening your diet.