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Creating an Edible Landscape

You can easily incorporate food-producing plants into any sunny yard, and turn it into an edible landscape. All it takes is a little planning.

Rather than planting traditional shrubs, choose plants like hardy rosemary or pineapple guava. That way you'll be able to enjoy the way they look and taste. The next time you're ready to add any new trees, consider ones that will bear fruit or nuts, like a citrus or pecan tree. You can easily tuck in a variety of tasty herbs among other plants in your landscape beds.

Always do your homework so that you'll choose plants that are suited for your area and you'll know how to care for them. Creating edible landscapes is fun, and it allows you to bring harvests with incredible flavor to your table.


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