Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I have sassafras, mimosa, and redbud trees, with a spreading ground cover of periwinkle. I have one dwarf, or small bush quince here as well. It is not my intent to have obvious food at the front. A couple of questions...
Do dwarf quince fruit? I am considering propagation, but if no fruiting, it is not worth the time, to me. This was a plant from a friend of a friend... cultivar unknown. I have not seen fruit, and the thing has been a bit mistreated, so I wonder if that is my fault?
Will the periwinkle overwhelm the quince?
This is my type of periwinkle
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Deb,
I had found that link. I suspect mine is flowering quince as there is no sign of a central trunk, and branches spray out in all directions. It has been here for three years, and was two or so years old when transplanted here. It has reached a towering height of two feet.
Meryt, Thank you for the heads up on the perennial kale. I'll be looking for it next spring.
As for the other edible landscaping... Hm. The front is pretty much full of hidden useful or edibles. Sassafras, http://www.eattheweeds.com/sassafras-root-beer-rat-killer/, mimosa, http://www.eattheweeds.com/albizia-julibrissin-tripinnated-lunch-2/, and redbud, http://www.eattheweeds.com/eastern-red-bud-pea-pods-on-a-tree/, periwinkle, http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/Periwinkle.html
I also have mulberries elsewhere. AND I know of a stand of wild quince (rubs hands with an evil grin), have not yet verified that they have good fruit to cook. I also travel with a shovel in the trunk. And rope, and duct tape. Oh no! Am I dangerous? Not to humankind!