Category Archives: Edible Landscaping

Eleven hills

I planted a three sisters garden the first year that I planted my front yard garden. It was enough of a success to make me want to do it again. I let two years go by until planting our next … Continue reading

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Update in photos

I’ve not had to do much with these wonderful gardens this year, thankfully. The rains and the sun and the insects and the fertile soil have been giving the plants what they need for the most part. I come and … Continue reading

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Perennial abundance

This spring, I am seeing the benefits and the beauty of establishing perennial food systems on a small scale in the inner suburbs of Philadelphia. This season, I’ve not been able to spend as much time in the gardens of … Continue reading

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William Tell goes organic

The lighting is wrong but the shot is perfect! Here is a most wonderful person sporting a gorgeous organic apple that came from one of our two apple trees. J planted the trees some time before I came to live … Continue reading

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Amaranth harvest

I hung the amaranth to dry for seed harvest in our front porch “barn” on our front yard “farm.” Lots of seed on these beauties! ADDENDUM: One of the attitudinal principles in permaculture is “Mistakes are tools for learning.”  Oh, … Continue reading

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Ribes Review

Gooseberries and currants…What an excellent addition to our eatscape! INVICTA GOOSEBERRIES Ribes is a genus native to the Northern Hemisphere and includes the flowering shrubs of gooseberry and currant. There are some restrictions in some states regarding the planting of … Continue reading

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a gateway berry

Picking some of these red beauties for breakfast on a hot summer day…good morning! Inspired? I hope so! Growing raspberries is not rocket science. If you want them, grow them! Here’s what I did. I found an area that gets … Continue reading

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Bees and Lace

I haven’t been seeing many honeybees on our flowers.  I think they have been spending most of their time up in the trees. However, this morning, they came down from the treetops for a good thing! The lacy phacelia (Phacelia … Continue reading

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’tis the season

We’ve been sharing the beauty and flavor of the gems growing in our front yard.  I’ve been harvesting breakfast in the morning, my young neighbors harvest an after-school snack, the gray catbirds peck at a few here and there, and … Continue reading

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Garlic meet Sun

Today, I pulled away the thick blanket of straw mulch to frame our bright green garlic shoots with sifted compost. The dark soil can, now, absorb the warmth of the sun. We’re growing a couple of hardneck varieties from Southern … Continue reading

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