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