Edible Ornamental Garden
A beautiful landscape can feed your body as well as your mind and spirit, when you include some edible ornamental plants.
Keep a few strawberries within reach of your meals by growing them in hanging baskets or containers. Or find a patch of sunny ground and use them as a groundcover. The flowers, fruit, and fall color provide seasons of beauty.
Hops will quickly cover a fence or trellis and provide hops for the home brewer. Keep the pruners handy to keep this vigorous grower in check.
Use raspberries to make an impenetrable hedge and provide screening. Regular pruning will keep these spreaders under control, producing lots of fruit, and usually pest free.
A bit more information: Many ornamental plants also provide edible fruits. Serviceberry, elderberry, roses, crabapples, plums, cherries, and mulberries are just a few. Cornelian cherry dogwoods, quince, and chokeberry produce edible fruit that might need a bit, or a lot of sugar to make them edible.
July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour
July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session
July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
Aug. 5-15, 2021
Wisconsin State Fair
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