The abundance of plants available for cultivation in gardens
can yield a wide variety of benefits, both tangible and intangible.
Ideally, we feel, gardens should contain many different plants,
each contributing in their own way. Not the least of these benefits
is the array of edibles which plants can furnish. Plants can contribute
in many ways, and we feel that it is certainly not necessary for a plant to
provide us with food in order to deserve a place in our gardens.
Nevertheless, we believe that in many situations food plants are worthy
of a prominent place in the landscape scheme.
Our catalog includes a variety of perennial, food producing plants
which also provide ornamental value (and often render other benefits
as well) in the landscape.
Some examples of these edible ornamentals include yellowgrove
bamboo (Phyllostachys aureosulcata - edible shoots); Jerusalem
artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus - edible root tubers); ostrich fern (Matteuccia pennsylvanica - edible young leaves or
kiwi (Actinidia arguta - edible fruit); wild strawberry (Fragaria viginiana - edible fruit); groundnut (Apios
americana - edible root tubers); early
sweet (low bush) blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium
laevifolium - edible fruit); and cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon - edible fruit).
Our catalog includes a number of other food-producing plants;
additional species may be located using our
property search page.