Take a virtual tour of our edible landscape, where we mixed edibles into the landscape for a softer, gentler approach to edible gardening that can be approved of by neighbors.
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Edible landscaping is an art. It is a two-way balance of both enhancing a landscape with colorful edibles, and utilizing that same conventional landscape as camouflage for other edibles.
An Edible Landscape Tour in Pictures
It can be challenging to figure out what you’re seeing in a virtual tour of an edible landscape, however. So we’ll take a look at our edible landscape in the pictures below, where I’ve attempted to label everything for you.
Design comes with time and practice, trial and error. It has taken me some years to figure out which combinations I like. But you don’t need a lot of space to yield a lot of produce.
Any new path begins with the first step, however small! Today, just plant something edible (for you or the wildlife) and see what happens!
Here are some of my favorite books on edible landscaping:
- Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
- Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist: How to Have your Yard and Eat it, Too by Michael Judd
- The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden by Ivette Soler
- The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design a Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs by Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bitner
- Landscaping with Fruit by Lee Reich
- Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Delicious Edibles into your Landscape by Angela England
Need more ideas for creating a beautiful edible landscape?
- Create an Orderly Edible Landscape
- How to Train and Prune Black Raspberries
- See How Easily You Can Create an Edible Landscape
Are you looking for more strategies for your permaculture garden? You’ll find loads of information just like this in my book, The Suburban Micro-Farm.
What edible landscaping combinations have you tried?