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GREEN GOODS
'Kirigami' ornamental oregano has a nice,
springy texture to its foliage.
Maxing out the Vegetable Patch
If we're discussing using vegetables as beautiful, textural
elements in the garden, several vegetable classes can
produce opportunities for high-end design. The team behind
the HandPicked Vegetables Collection selects for specific
characteristics to make their varieties stand out.
" Our assortment is bred for fresh, home-grown flavor with
earlier and longer harvests, " says Josh Kirschenbaum, sales
account manager for the HandPicked Vegetables Collection.
" We also select for manageable habits to fit smaller growing
spaces. This is helpful for gardeners looking to fill in gaps
with vegetables into current floral landscapes. "
The lists below showcase herbs and veggies that not only
taste great, but have appealing design uses, too.
Herbs
* Rosemary - Winter hardy through Zone 6; can harvest
year-round. The bushy, spruce-like appearance can rival
small evergreens. Great for baking, cocktails and cooking.
* Lemon Thyme - Plant in walkways and among rock
gardens or retaining walls. It's also pollinator friendly
and fragrant.
* Basil 'Everleaf Emerald Towers' - A new late-flowering
Genovese basil from seed. Its habit is more structural in a
columnar shape, great for establishing annual borders.
* Sage - This shrub-like perennial can grow to 2 feet and
is filled with aromatic, silver-green foliage. It gets flowers
in May and attracts pollinators, too.
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* Lavender - Aromatic and oh-so useful, you can plant
hardy English lavender in cooler climates and Spanish
lavender for coastal regions. The " lavender lifestyle " is
real and new gardeners are into it.
Fruit and Veggies
* Eggplant 'Patio Baby' - An award winner! This mediumvigor
plant is great for accent containers. The plant is
spineless for easy harvesting and you get a high yield of
grilling-size fruit with dark-purple skin.
* Jalapeno Pepper 'Pot-a-peno' - A recent AAS Regional
award winner. Its cascading pepper habit is great for
baskets, vertical gardening or walls. It has a dense
canopy of small, dark green leaves with early-maturing
fruit - perfect for the impatient foodie gardener!
* Lettuce and Kale - Edible greens grow easily with a cutand-come-again
usage. They could be used as filler, like
a coleus or coral bells. They can also take some shade in
warmer climates. Kale and its cooler-weather companion,
cabbage, also pairs well with fall mums.
* Strawberries - The plant runners can fill in spaces or
spill over retaining walls. Pairs well with lettuce.
Ornamental Only
There are some other choices that offer that edible look and
garden interest, without the hassle of harvesting or prepping.
For an even lower-maintenance edible landscape, take a look
at these options.

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