Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Redoing the landscaping

The important thing to see in this picture is what you don't see. But imagine with us, edible berries on bushes along the foundation and hardy kiwis growing up the pillars. The other day, we used the tractor to rip out the old bushes along this side porch, making room for our new edible landscaping. All of over the farm, we're slowly intergrating edible bushes, vines and trees into the landscape. Some of the newest additions include pinenuts, a hardy citrus, a hardy pomegranate, chestnuts, a cork oak, and some hazelnuts.
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1 comment:

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

That is so awesome! We're trying to do the same thing here. It's hard to pick what to plant when there are SO many edibles to choose from, I could go crazy if I had the money to do it all at once! Ah, patience... Every year we do try to add a little. This year we got two Elderberry bushes and two peach trees. Last year it was Scuppernong vines and Figs; and the year before it was apple trees and blueberry bushes. I've also been hard at work trying to get the perennial herbs established this year. I love that edible landscaping can be beautiful AND practical. Can't wait to see how all of your stuff grows!