Make your yard work for you by Using Herbs and Vegetables For Edible Landscaping, it pretty meets functional.
Landscaping is meant to be a beautiful addition to your home adding curb appeal but what if your landscaping could be so much more than just a decoration? Using herbs and vegetables for edible landscaping in your yard saves water, utilizes your space more effectively, and turns a pretty yard into one that produces food for you.
Using Herbs and Vegetables For Edible Landscaping
This year plan your landscaping to include beautiful and beneficial herbs and vegetables that pull double duty in your garden.
Herbs you can add to your landscaping:
One herb that you may want to work into your landscaping is lemongrass. This tall grass is great for placing in the very back of garden beds and in large pots around your deck or patio, even your front door. Lemongrass will repel mosquitoes while making your landscaping look stunning during the day with pops of tall bright green grass and smell amazing on long summer nights.
Place pots of lavender near your door for beautiful pops of purple and a soothing fragrance that calms stress and can help bring peace into your home after a long hard day. Harvest these purple blooms for everything from homemade beauty products to herbal teas making this herb highly valuable to add to your landscaping.
While not a true herb, passion flower blossoms are edible. If you live in a warmer climate, Passion Flower is perfect for lining fences and arbors. this flower is beautiful, creates a privacy screen, and the blossoms can be sued to make a tea that calms the nerves and helps you sleep.
Vegetables you can add to your landscaping:
There are a variety of cabbages that are lovely, make a great border plant, and are edible.
While green plants like hostas are loved for lining garden beds and walkways you can easily replace this with an edible green. Continuously harvested spinach makes a great option that will help keep your family fed. You can even find different color varieties.
Winter squashes and pumpkin makes a great way to fill in large gaps and create a ground cover or climbing wall quickly. Come fall you can harvest for hearty filling winter meals. Even if you do not want these to show you can mix them into your garden by hiding in the back along the walls.
If you are looking to fill in your landscaping with practical vegetables give unique color varieties a try. Many vegetables come in beautiful purple hues that stick out and look amazing in both the vegetable garden and your regular landscaping. Eggplant has lovely purple flowers. Hot peppers come in some beautiful colors including some rainbow varieties that look amazing mixed in with regular flowers and no one will even suspect that they are edible.
Opt to fill hanging baskets with trailing strawberries instead of flowers for an elegant and edible touch to make your front porch pop.