Fruit crops in your landscape

Examples of Foodscaping

Examples of Foodscaping

Many of us today have heard the phrase “foodscaping” or edible landscaping.  For those who haven’t, it’s when you are using major areas of your lawn or landscape to grow food on.  While I’m all for this, not everyone is feeling this trend.   You can, however, still use many different fruit crops to add interest and color in your landscape.





We’ve been doing this for years.  Utilizing many smaller fruit tree varieties like plums, peaches or small apples has given us quite a unique look to our garden.  But it’s not just fruit trees to think about.

Espalier Asian Pear







Plum tree in bloom


Many new varieties of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are now out on the market that are made just for smaller gardens or planters.  These smaller plants will not only provide great interest to your landscape, but they can also produce a handy snack while you are relaxing in your garden.






Gooseberries mixed with perennials

Bushel and Berry Blueberry- small but mighty

What I think I like the best is that they extend my spring blooms.  Plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, apples all provide their own pop of color to be enjoyed in the garden.  Raspberries, blackberries, currents, and many other shrubs are a great way to add interest to your landscape and be able to get a little more out of them.



Living archway made out of apple and pear trees



Apple trees almost ready