• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Plant Flowers and Vegetables Together in Containers and in the Garden

You dont need to sacrifice beauty for homegrown flavor. Instead get creative and combine edibles and ornamentals in your gardens and containers.

This flavorful garden welcomes visitors to the front entrance. Hardy kiwi and honeysuckle climb the trellises, while the strawberries provide an edible groundcover with seasonal beauty.

Climbing spinach trained on a decorative trellis provides screening and a tasty addition to salads and sandwiches.

Try mixing a few vegetables into your container gardens. Use a colorful mix of lettuce and snapdragons for cool seasons. Grow tomatoes in containers near the house for easy access and to brighten a blank wall. 

Create interesting combinations with fine textured dill and bold textured coneflowers. Both reseed readily and are equally assertive.

Use thyme as a fragrant and edible groundcover and edger and lavender to attract pollinators to the garden.

A bit more information: Regular harvesting will keep your vegetables producing and containers looking their best. Change container plantings as the seasons change. Cool weather plants like lettuce and pansies can be replaced with warm weather lovers like peppers, basil and zinnias.

Related

Upcoming Webinars & Appearances


Feb. 4, 2023
WCBA's Home Building &
Remodeling EXPO

West Bend, WI
 

Feb. 10-12, 2023
PBS Wisconsin
Garden & Landscape EXPO

Madison, WI

June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
Melinda's Food Gardening for Everyone DVD set!

ENTER NOW