Foodscaping is the latest gardening craze sweeping over Greenville. It’s about integrating edible plants into your landscape for the perfect combo of function and aesthetics. There are so many edible plants that are just as beautiful as they are tasty, and the money you can save by growing your own produce at home is astounding. It’s a total win-win! Here are our favorite edible plants for foodscaping in North Carolina:
Evergreen Edible Plants for your Landscape
At Carolina Seasons, we get a lot of customers asking about evergreen plants for the landscape. Nothing beats lush greenery that delivers on style and visual interest all year long. Even better, edible evergreens will treat you with some delicious fresh produce for a season, so there’s a lot to love about these landscape plants.
Other Popular Edible Plants for Foodscaping
These other classic edible plants make fabulous additions to your North Carolina landscape. While they are dormant in winter, they’re quite easy to grow and produce delicious fruits during the sunnier months.
Foodscaping might sound like nothing more than the latest garden fad, but we think it’s a worthwhile investment. If you’re already going to the effort of beautifying your landscape with decorative hedges and trees, why not get some more bang for your buck and get some fresh food out of the deal? You’ll love the steady supply of berries, fruits, flowers and herbs that these edible plants provide. Visit Carolina Seasons Nursery here in Greenville, and we’ll help get you started on selecting the best plants to include in your landscape design.
When you’re enjoying the quieter, mindful moments in the shade of your garden, nothing pulls you out of it quite like the company of mosquitoes. Lighting a fire or a mosquito coil is one thing, but your garden can also provide a far more natural and elegant solution for your mosquito trouble.
Mosquitoes don’t share the same love for aromatic plants as we do, and planting a few specific varieties will work to keep the mosquitoes out while keeping your garden free of chemicals. Not to mention, you’ll have fewer bug bites to show for it!
Citronella: The Ultimate Mosquito Repellent
Let the record show: mosquitoes hate lemons. Citronella is the ultimate mosquito repellent, sourced from varieties of plants like lemongrass and lemon balm. Citronella is typically the main ingredient in most mosquito repellent sprays. Lighting a citronella candle or torch works well in a more contained space in your yard, like a deck or patio, but it isn’t as effective out in the open where the wind can carry it away. In cases like this, growing your own lemongrass in your garden is more effective.
Scented citronella geraniums are also ubiquitously known as the “mosquito plant”. It’s true, they do contain a fragrance mosquitoes strongly dislike, but they also work best in smaller spaces, like entryways. They bloom beautifully, and when plucked and rubbed on your skin, work as a natural bug repellent.
The Next Best Anti-Mosquito Plants
These aromatic plants have the ability to repel mosquitoes and other pests with their powerful fragrances. We love them; mosquitoes despise them. With a few of these species in your garden, mosquitoes are no match!
Intersperse a few of these anti mosquito plants, and you can work and relax without this pest’s constant distraction. We’re excited to have you reclaim the meditative quality of your garden. You could even take an outdoor nap— you’ve earned it!
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