Native plants for the edible backyard garden

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Learn new ways to grow your favorite foods
Browse our full collection of instructional blog posts here.

Learn new ways to grow your favorite foods

Browse our full collection of instructional blog posts here.
Sheet Mulching

Sheet Mulching

Are your garden beds full of weeds and grasses after a season of annual gardening? Try these techniques.Fall in the NW is the perfect time to prepare…
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Wildflower Bake

Wildflower Bake

Have you met the amazing NW wildflowers that are not only beautiful, but delicious? Rice root, Yampah, Fool's Onion, Harvest Brodi…
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Fall Compost 101

Fall Compost 101

A while back, while teaching students about the importance of building soil, I came up with this simple handout about making compost. It breaks down
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Camas Acorn Cakes

Camas Acorn Cakes

We have the amazing privilege to live in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades...amidst a dense Camas Lily meadow.  The Camas blooms are incr…
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Sheet Mulching

Sheet Mulching

Are your garden beds full of weeds and grasses after a season of annual gardening? Try these techniques.Fall in the NW is the perfect time to prepare…
Continue Reading ›
Wildflower Bake

Wildflower Bake

Have you met the amazing NW wildflowers that are not only beautiful, but delicious? Rice root, Yampah, Fool's Onion, Harvest Brodi…
Continue Reading ›
Fall Compost 101

Fall Compost 101

A while back, while teaching students about the importance of building soil, I came up with this simple handout about making compost. It breaks down
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Sustainable Home Landscaping with Native Plants

Sustainable Home Landscaping with Native Plants
Restore the integrity & beauty of native ecosystems - one garden at a time.
EDIBLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN EXAMPLE
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Companion Plants such as “Springbank Clover” and “Broadleaf Lupine” are planted alongside vegetables as a nitrogen-fixing groundcover to improve soil condition.
2
The wetland plants “Cattail” and “Indian Potato” are used in a backyard rain-garden pond to create an important habitat for native wildlife, to filter out pollutants, and to create aesthetic beauty.
3
The drought tolerant plants “Golden Currant” and “Pacific Madrona” are placed in an irrigation free zone to reduce water needs in the home garden.
4
The native wildflowers “Great Camas” and “Henderson Checkermallow” increase native bee, butterfly, and humming bird populations to ensure ample pollination.
5
Berries like “Blackcap Raspberry” and “Thimbleberry” are planted along a west facing fence to create a warmer microclimate for greater fruit yields.
6
The shade-tolerant plants “Fiddlehead Fern” and “Redwood Sorrel” are used to bring life to dark areas of the garden.
  • 1Companion Plants such as “Springbank Clover” and “Broadleaf Lupine” are planted alongside vegetables as a nitrogen-fixing groundcover to improve soil condition.
  • 2The wetland plants “Cattail” and “Indian Potato” are used in a backyard rain-garden pond to create an important habitat for native wildlife, to filter out pollutants, and to create aesthetic beauty.
  • 3The drought tolerant plants “Golden Currant” and “Pacific Madrona” are placed in an irrigation free zone to reduce water needs in the home garden.
  • 4The native wildflowers “Great Camas” and “Henderson Checkermallow” increase native bee, butterfly, and humming bird populations to ensure ample pollination.
  • 5Berries like “Blackcap Raspberry” and “Thimbleberry” are planted along a west facing fence to create a warmer microclimate for greater fruit yields.
  • 6The shade-tolerant plants “Fiddlehead Fern” and “Redwood Sorrel” are used to bring life to dark areas of the garden.
Let us help you design a life-sustaining habitat garden for you AND the birds & bees. Click here for more information about our landscape design services or contact us for a consultation.
Let us help you design a life-sustaining habitat garden for you AND the birds & bees. Click here for more information about our landscape design services or contact us for a consultation.