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Landscaping with Fruit
and other Edibles

Starting July 4th, 2014 Summer Hours:

** Closed July 4th
** OPEN ** July 5th - July 27th
     (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only!)
** Closed July 28th - August 26th

REOPEN August 27, 2014 Wednesday - Sunday.
Shipping resumes in October 2014.

For folks who can make the trip to the nursery, we're open year round except
for part of July/August and Holidays.
Come see us from Wednesday through Sunday, 9:05-5:08PM.

For all our local customers (and anyone willing to make the trip & save money!) we have our Pickup at Nursery Price List available.


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:
  • Pineapple Guava
  • Loquat
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruits
  • Espalier Fruiting Hedges:
  • Fig
  • Peach
  • Apple
  • Plum
  • Pear
  • Nectarine
  • Persimmon
  • Short Evergreen Screens:
  • Bayleaf
  • Rosemary
  • Kumquats and their hybrids
  • Outstanding Flower and Fruit Shows:
  • Pomegranate
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry


  • 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 gardening.
  • Jujuba
  • Olive
  • Pear
  • Black Walnut
  • Loquat
  • Pineapple Guava
  • American Chestnut
  • Pecan
  • Mulberry
  • Blueberry
  • Muscadine Grape
  • Pawpaw
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • 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.

    Professional Installation:
    Contact us and we can give you the names of folks we know and trust.




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