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Welcome Crystal:

I am a newbie to gardening and I love the idea of edibles everywhere!

My question is that I like a bit of orderliness and beauty in the garden and if you put edibles in the yard, doesn't that make it look a bit ugly?

How do you maintain a sense of beauty with edibles in the yard?

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Paul M.
 
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The simplest way is to change your outlook on what constitutes "beauty".
 
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I think one can have both beauty and edibles. Many edibles are beautiful, after all! Take a look at this thread for what I mean:
https://permies.com/t/143914/Edible-Yard-Visited

With your yard you can also plant in calendulas, echinaceas, and other useful and beautiful flowers among your vegetables, and voila, beautiful, edible yard!

Good luck with yours!
 
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Great example!  You are right about that!

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Pavel Mikoloski wrote:Welcome Crystal:

I am a newbie to gardening and I love the idea of edibles everywhere!

My question is that I like a bit of orderliness and beauty in the garden and if you put edibles in the yard, doesn't that make it look a bit ugly?

How do you maintain a sense of beauty with edibles in the yard?

All the Best,

Paul M.



In my opinion, perennials make the best edible landscape plants and I find them to be very beautiful.

We have found that sneaking edibles in to an ornamental looking landscape works well.
Some ideas:
Serviceberry tree inter planted with Aron is, elderberry, gooseberry, currant, perennial arugula, medicinal herbs, flowers, culinary herbs, kale, rainbow chard, and alpine strawberries as a nice edible border:)

Best of luck!
 
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This is great advice.  Thank you, Crystal!  I can't wait to try these.
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