Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Category Archives: Edible landscaping

A Compact, Fruitful Garden Plan

Plan for a compact home fruit garden

As promised last post, here is a sketch of a model fruit gar­den that I saw dur­ing a work­shop last sum­mer at the Berk­shire Botan­i­cal Gar­den. This com­pact gar­den could be used or mod­i­fied slightly to fit even the small­est sub­ur­ban lot. I’ve embell­ished the orig­i­nal design with a few addi­tional ideas of my own. […]

Pluck, Savor & Enjoy: Backyard Berries Make an Easy Edible Landscape

Yel­low rasp­ber­ries, lin­gonber­ries, and goose­ber­ries are deli­cious del­i­ca­cies that are often dif­fi­cult to find in stores. The rea­son some of these lesser known jew­els of the fruit gar­den are not read­ily avail­able is that they are frag­ile when they are at their fla­vor peak, not because they are dif­fi­cult to grow. As inter­est in unusual […]