Melinda's Garden Moment 6/01/12

Published 06/03 2012 02:59PM

Updated 06/03 2012 03:37PM

Give your garden a multiple purpose.

Find out how in this week's Melinda's Garden Moment.

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A beautiful landscape can feed your body as well as your mind and spirit, when you include some edible ornamental plants. 


Keep a few strawberries within reach of your meals by growing them in hanging baskets or containers.  Or find a patch of sunny ground and use them as a ground cover.  The flowers, fruit, and fall color provide seasons of beauty.


These hops will quickly cover the trellis and soon provide hops for the home brewer.  Keep the pruners handy to keep these vigorous growers in check.


Use raspberries to make an impenetrable hedge and provide screening.  Regular pruning will keep these spreaders under control, producing lots of fruit, and usually pest free.


Add a bit of edible living art to your landscape with Espaliered apples.  These beauties provide flowers, fruit, and fall color for you to enjoy.


And look for ornamentals like this Serviceberry that provide edible fruit for you and the birds to enjoy.


I'm Melinda Myers.  Check out our website for this and other gardening tips.


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