Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Nature Notes - Edible Landscapes
I discovered a mulberry tree growing in the front yard! The birds discovered it too! It got me thinking about the concept of edible landscapes. The edible landscapes movement basically says, 'Why plant strictly ornamental plants when you can put in plants that look great and are edible too!"
I have wild grape all through my hedges. That and the Virginia creeper seem to be the only thing that can stand up to the honeysuckle. The leaves are good for dolmades. My mother has an Armenian friend and we used to go gather these in the woods...
My dad's crab apple tree.
I found the lady - a blogger(!) - who literally wrote the book on Edible Landscaping! Please try to take a minute and look at her site and the way that she uses things like herbs as ornamentals - beautiful and inspirational. www.rosalindcreasy.com
And read about "Incredible Edible Todmorden, a town growing all its own food - in public!" A town spokeswoman says, "This is a revolution. But, we are gentle revolutionaries. Everything we do is underpinned with kindness."
I have prepared this post to participate in Nature Notes over a RamblingWoods.com! It is fun and interesting group!
Posted by Libby at 1:45 PM