Edible Landscaping in the News

This article showed up in the Seattle Times’ Home and Garden section, detailing the benefits of edible landscaping and offering a few simple tips to get you going. While growing edibles in our gardens and yards makes a lot of sense in our gentle climate, it’s nice to see the trend moving around the country even places with rougher winters like Ohio and Michigan.

We can help you introduce any level of edible landscaping into your existing property. There are a few good examples of edible landscaping on display at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this weekend, vendors with useful products and ideas, and many useful seminars with information on native plants, shade gardening, planting for pollinators and birds, and vegetable gardening. There are even some examples of rainwater catchment and rain gardens, which are extremely important landscape features to include as they slow the passage of storm water from roofs and driveways into the urban sewer system and out of our urban streams and the Puget Sound.

Edible landscaping sprouts beyond the vegetable patch
Tips on creating an edible landscape that can help reduce some pest problems while benefiting pollinators, enhance soil fertility and provide homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs. — By Mary Beth Breckenridge in the Akron Beacon Journal


Visit Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February 8-12, 2012

Seattle’s annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, February 8-12. We will be there, soaking up good ideas and networking with fellow designers and builders, but we don’t have a display or table. There are lots of good seminars about edible gardening, as well as some informative programming about creating garden space for wildlife, shade-loving plants, bees, and low-water landscapes.

Drop by the Convention Center to visit the display gardens and glean ideas and inspiration from designers, vendors and innovators in the garden world. More info and online tickets at http://www.gardenshow.com/. If something strikes your fancy, run your ideas by us and we’ll be happy to walk you through the various options for planning a new project in your garden or yard!

Excited. See you there!