Tag Archive: Edible landscape

Muscadine Grape: a Popular Fruit for North Florida

The muscadine grape is a popular fruit that grows very well here in North Florida.  It has smaller leaves than bunch grapes and fruit are harvested singly, rather than in bunches.  Theses grapes can be enjoyed fresh and also be used for home wine-making.  One of the nice things about growing muscadine grapes in Florida is …

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Figs in the Summertime!

July always brings the blessing of abundant figs on my trees. A new crop waits to be picked and enjoyed every day for nearly a month. The tender sweet fruit can be enjoyed fresh, prepared into jams or used in a myriad of recipes. The fig (Ficus carica) is native to Asia Minor and the …

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You Can Propagate Memories

There are a number of plants in my landscape that bring back fond memories – plants that I propagated. There’s a mulberry tree in my backyard that I rooted years ago. I took the cuttings from an old mulberry tree in my hometown. As a boy, I climbed the tree, got in trouble once for …

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Consider an Edible Landscape

As you begin plans for your garden this spring think about creating an edible landscape. Edible landscaping is becoming more popular now that vegetable prices are increasing.   Edible landscapes are attractive to the eye, as well as enticing to the palate. What more could a home gardener ask for than to be walking through the landscape …

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Starting a Fruit Orchard or an Edible Landscape? What Should I Grow? Fall is the Time to Decide !

The avid gardener has heard on many occasions that fall is the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. Correct! Now is the time to start a fruit orchard or an edible landscape.  As the seasons transition into much cooler weather, now is the ideal planting season for hardy trees, shrubs and ground covers (Trawick, 2013). In …

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