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What’s an Edible Landscape?


Edible Landscaping can also be called foodscaping, and it emphasizes creative gardening techniques. It is not a new concept but has been rebranded many times. An edible landscape can include edible flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and berries. Some of the principles used in edible landscape practices include creating a harmonious balance among the components of your garden that will allow you to create an attractive combination of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Keep in mind, the purpose of an edible garden is to create a landscape that is beautiful and productive in all seasons. When creating a new edible garden, you can choose between two approaches: integration or substitution. The integration approach involves keeping the basic layout of your current garden but looking for spaces to fill with edibles. The substitution approach involves replacing some of your current plantings with edibles. Some of the things you might consider could include: • Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries • Herbs: rosemary, thyme, mint, sage, oregano, chives, basil, lavender. • Vegetables: Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, carrots, peas, beans, lettuce (different colors and shapes) and of course one or two tomatoes.


Why should you add produce to your yard?

Research shows that when fruit and vegetables are ripe they have the highest nutrient content; once picked, these nutrients start to degrade. Typically conventionally-grown produce from the supermarket tends to travel long distances before sitting on store shelves, and it’s often picked before it is ripe. In contrast, growing your own freshly harvested produce that has had a chance to naturally ripen on the plant, maximizing its availability of phytonutrients. Shorter times and distances from farm to table mean higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals.

Fire Features


  • Fire Pits

  • Fire Bowls

  • Fire Columns

  • Chimineas

  • Fire Tables

  • Patio Heaters

  • Fire/Water Features

  • Outdoor Fireplace

  • Campfire


  • Style – The most common styles of outdoor features include traditional, rustic, modern, contemporary, Victorian, and southwest.

  • Materials – Most outdoor features are constructed from material for their fire-resistant properties. Common types include cast iron, stainless steel, and copper.

  • Size – Outdoor features range in size from small hanging patio heaters up to full-blown wall-sized outdoor fireplaces.

  • Fuel Type – Wood burning, propane, natural gas, ethanol, gel, and electric are the most common power sources.

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