Have you always been under the impression that you needed two separate gardens for your edible and decorative plants? Well you don’t! There’s a new trend sweeping through landscapes and it’s the idea of mixing flowers and vegetables together in one garden. This is a great idea if your landscape can’t physically accommodate two gardens, or if you’d simply like to add an interesting flair this year. And aside from looking unique and helping save space, the combination of edible and growable plants is good for gardens because it helps deter unwanted pests.
If you have plans to do some planting this month try mixing these combinations of perennial and hardy vegetables in with your flowers:
- Starter plants of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale and onions.
- Perennial herbs such as oregano, thyme, lavender and sage.
- Fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and fruit trees.