|May 31, 2013||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: zone 5
The Edible Alternative for Ponds
Just sharing a picture of the spring pond. On the pond forums many are partial to using tropicals around their plants.
I'm into edible landscaping. The area around my pond includes a ton of edibles including:
Purple Peacock Broccoli
Brown Heirloom Rice
Fern<--Not that I would every eat these!
|May 31, 2013||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2012
That's awesome Bughunter!
AKA The Redbaron
"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system."
co-founder of permaculture
|June 9, 2013||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Beautiful! What a wonderful transformation from the pond pictures that you showed last winter, when it was covered and there was snow on the ground.
|June 12, 2014||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Rhubarb looks really exotic when grown around a pond! Unfortunately, it doesn't work if your pond is subject to flooding - as mine was the year that I tried it .
|July 1, 2015||#8|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Laurinburg, North Carolina, zone 7
Just noticed this thread. I need to renovate a koi pond when I'm off work in a month or so. Really like your waterfall and edible landscape. I'll have to keep it in mind.
I'm planning to put around it some blueberries,chard,kale, watercress, mint,lemon balm,Rosemary,lavender and ginger. I'm not sure what else. Maybe some potted citrus,to go into the greenhouse for winter. Some artichokes and maybe cardoons?
How about sweet potatoes, scarlet runner beans, and flamingo beans,season depending?
Elephant garlic,leeks,chives and other alliums,for sure.
I'm hoping to find some more pretty,perennial fruits and veggies for that area.
Last edited by Tracydr; July 1, 2015 at 07:30 PM.