Melinda's Garden Moment: Edibles in Your Flower Gardens
vegetable garden at the outskirts of the landscape is a productive way to grow
herbs and vegetables.
limited space or a more decorative approach may have you looking for an
for creative ways to include these plants in the garden. The fine texture of dill combines nicely with
surrounding ornamentals like canna. And it reseeds from year to year, weaving
its way through the garden.
makes a nice edible groundcover and edger while lavender blends nicely with
annuals and perennials and helps attract pollinators and other beneficial
tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, especially those with colorful fruit, into
mixed borders. Use metal supports that will
soon be masked by the maturing vegetables and surrounding flowers. Or use colorful supports to save space and
add color to the garden.
And don't forget to add a few perennial vegetables and fruits to the
landscape. Rhubarb's bold foliage and the
fine ferny growth of asparagus make great backdrops for annual and perennial
flowers. Train grapes and kiwi up and
over an arbor for shade, beauty and tasty fruit. Use strawberries as a groundcover in sunny
locations. Create an impenetrable hedge
with raspberries and a bit of shade with apples, pears, citrus and other fruit