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Just Fruits and Exotics
Landscaping with Fruit
and other Edibles
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LOOK FOR THE BOXES
As you work your way through our website,
you'll notice a number of little articles in boxes. They
contain valuable information on how to grow your fruit
trees, as well as ideas on using them as beautiful,
functional additions to your landscape.
If you like using fruit and other edible plants as an integral part of your landscape, we highly recommend
that you buy Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy.
Order this one at Amazon.com
When you are trying to create privacy in the garden, or just want to line a pathway with
a short hedge, think of fruit trees. Many have flowers and foliage that are scented, and all
are highly colorful when loaded with fruit. Fruit trees tend to provide more of a winter show than common ornamentals, and they
are more functional as they provide fruit for the table as well. Want it even lower to the ground? What could be better than
the row of exotic edibles in the picture on the left?
Some ideas along the lines of edible landscaping....
|Fruitful Hedges Come in All Shapes and Sizes!
|Tall Evergreen Screens:
||Espalier Fruiting Hedges:
|Short Evergreen Screens:
Kumquats and their hybrids
||Outstanding Flower and Fruit Shows:
|Tough Trees for Organic Gardeners or |
Just Great Trees
for Lazy Farmers
This group leads the pack in easy
to care for fruit trees. Most rarely need spraying and can tolerate a
wide range of abuse like drought, lousy soils, lawnmower blight,
chainsaw massacre and other hazards of
Mandarin Melon Berry
S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Season
It's always been my dream to have something ripe in the orchard 12 months out
of the year.
Living and gardening in the Lower South, we can come about as close to making
this happen as anybody in the U.S. The trick is to learn to
stretch your fruit season.
By choosing varieties that ripen at different times, you can achieve the
ultimate length of fruit season for each type of
fruit you grow.
The year goes thus: early spring brings strawberry and mulberry. The summer
is loaded with peaches, plums, apples and pears. The berry patch is in full swing
with blackberry and blueberry. Late summer and fall are the time for jujuba, pineapple
guava and persimmon. And the winter store is citrus and pecans. Life is good!
Do It Yourself installation:
Bring in your drawings to us and we can assist you in creating an edible landscape.
Betsy Smith and John Melton can do it all! From landscape and irrigation design to installation of both - they
are a one stop service. Limited to within a 100 mile radius of Crawfordville, FL.
Melton Smith Garden Arts
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