More than a mere article, this is a mini-manual that carefully lays out the functional and aesthetic factors contributing to successful edible landscaping and landscape design.
Edible landscaping is possible even in a limited space, as these front and back views of Helen Malcolm-Neeb's property show.
PHOTO: ROBERT KOURIK
Assuming you live in the northern hemisphere, aranging plants by height, shortest to tallest from south to north, will help assure that all will receive the sunlight they need through the course of the day.
"Hachiya" persimmons and "Romanesco" broccoli.
Ornamental kale, lettuce, and cabbage.
"Garden Beauty" dwarf nectarine tree.
This colorful array of herbs, vegetables, and flowers was taken from the kitchen window. The designer coped with the small, steep site by making terraced beds separated by flagstone walkways.
One of the thriving, densely-packed terraces.
Another view of one of the terraces, which are located near the house to make harvesting easier.