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Consider planting a variety of hedging plants. Mono hedging is all very neat and tidy, but a blend of texture, colour, height and shape could work really well. Why not consider an edible hedge? There are many edible choices and your local nursery should provide some good advice. How high will it grow? How bushy will it get? Make sure all the people in your household like the fruit. Hazelnut; Apples, quince, pears, peaches Elderberry, Kiwifruit; variety of Olives; Rosemary...

Edible hedges

Consider planting a variety of hedging plants. Mono hedging is all very neat and tidy, but a blend of texture, colour, height and shape could work really well. Why not consider an edible hedge? There are many edible choices and your local nursery should provide some good advice. How high will it grow? How bushy will it get? Make sure all the people in your household like the fruit. Hazelnut; Apples, quince, pears, peaches Elderberry, Kiwifruit; variety of Olives; Rosemary...

"The Drip" Mudgee: Elderberries in an Edible Hedge

About ten years ago we started planting an edible hedge in The Nuttery with an assortment of odd plants including elderberries, hazelnuts.

May Apple - lots of this here in TN but they tell me you will have a hard time beating the critters to the fruit!

Mayapple- I really miss seeing these! The link is to an edibles site, but they were endangered last time I was in PA!

Solomon's Seal beauties for the shady yard corner. Not so much an edible as a medicinal plant--I love their elegant dancer-like arch and sweep, different from the bossy upright ferns, that i also love

Solomon's Seal beauties for the shady yard corner. Not so much an edible as a medicinal plant--I love their elegant dancer-like arch and sweep, different from the bossy upright ferns, that i also love

Lowbush blueberry and lingonberry prefer full sun but tolerate shade. Both plants are wonderful for edging beds and walkways, where their charms can be appreciated up close by passersby. They are also perfect for covering up the feet of acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas (Rhododendron spp. and cvs., Zones 4–11) and mountain laurels (Kalmia spp. and cvs., Zones 2–7).

Plants that Taste as Good as they Look

Lingonberry, less than 1 foot tall, acid soil. Need 2 plants. Zone 2 - Plants that Taste as Good as they Look

Camellia sinensis Sochi Tea Seedling - Tea plant - Theaceae (The Tea family)

Rosa Rugosa (hip roses) are awesome. They are pretty, smell divine, make great privacy hedges, and both the blooms and the hips are edible. I make jams, jellies, syrups, and even wine with them!

Rosa Rugosa (hip roses) are awesome. They are pretty, smell divine, make great privacy hedges,

Bay Tree. One of these days I want to get our bay trees identified and see if they are the right kind of bay trees to harvest bay leaves from.

One of these days I want to get our bay trees identified and see if they are the right kind of bay trees to harvest bay leaves from.

Groundnut (Apios americana) - LocalHarvest

Groundnut is a "forgotten" native food plant of eastern North America. Small wisteria like flowers grace the slender vines.

Bay leaf is actually an evergreen tree. It grows well in Southern Nevada and other desert regions. Use in soups, stews, Italian and other dishes.

Bay leaf is actually an evergreen tree. It grows well in Southern Nevada and other desert regions. Use in soups, stews, Italian and other dishes.

Propagating New Plants from Root Cuttings - Expand your oriental poppy planting this summer. These poppies, butterfly weed, gas plants and other fleshy rooted perennials can be started from just a piece of the root.

Expert Gardener and Horticulturist, The Plant Doctor, is a Radio and TV Personality based in Milwaukee Wi. Melinda has been seen on Public Television and heard on 620 WTMJ for advice on Gardening, plants, and more.

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