Less Noise, More Green: New Additions to my Edible Landscape in 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Additions to my Edible Landscape in 2015

Less Noise, More Green edible landscape, June 10, 2015
I'm working hard to get my garden ready for the upcoming URI Master Gardener Garden Tour on June 20 and 21. If you live in Rhode Island, it's not too late to get tickets. Click HERE for ticket sale locations.

I've added quite a few new plants to my edible landscape this year, including flowers, vegetables, herbs, and berries. I like to take photos of my plants in all stages of their growth. I find this especially helpful when they are seedlings and I'm trying to weed! It's interesting to see how the garden changes over time and how the weather can either speed up or slow down growth from year to year.

 Less Noise, More Green edible landscape, June 10, 2015
Less Noise, More Green edible landscape, June 10, 2015

Here are the new additions to my edible landscape this year.

Trionfo Violetto, Phaseolus vulgaris, heirloom pole bean

Trionfo Violetto. This heirloom pole bean has purple flowers and pods.

Scarlet Emperor, Phaseolus coccineus, heirloom pole bean

  Scarlet Emperor. This heirloom pole bean has red flowers.

Caraflex Cabbage, Brassica oleracea var. capitata

 Caraflex cabbage. This cabbage will eventually have a triangular head, poor thing.

Little Gem Romaine lettuce, Lactuca sativa
 Little Gem is a mini romaine lettuce.


Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
 Lemon Balm

Common Sorrel, Rumex acetosa

Common Sorrel.


Alexandria Alpine Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
 Alexandria Alpine Strawberry. I've planted many of these along the front wall to help with my soil erosion problem.

Top Hat Blueberry, Vacciunium augustifolium
Half bush Blueberry, Top Hat . I needed to add more blueberries to aid pollination.

Jelly Bean Blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum

Jelly Bean Blueberry.


Heirloom French Marigold, Lemon Drop, Tagetes patula
Heirloom Lemon Drop Marigold with edible flowers.

Heirloom Lemon/Tangerine Gems Marigold, Tagetes tenuifolia

Heirloom Lemon/Tangerine Gems Marigold, flowers are also edible.

African Daisy Cape Marigold, Dimorphotheca sinuata African Daisy,Cape Marigold.

Heirloom Borage, Borago officinalis

Heirloom Borage, with blue, star-like edible flowers.

Sweet pea, Burpee's Galaxy Mix, Guisante De Olor

 Galaxy Mix Sweet Peas.

Heirloom Viola, Johnny- Jump Up
Edible Violas, which I paired in containers with Bright Lights Swiss Chard.

Less Noise, More Green edible landscape, June 10, 2015
To see photos of all the plants in my edible landscape, visit my pinterest page. What new additions have you added to your garden this year?



  1. Hi Sue,
    I just wanted to clarify - you can't eat any part of the sweet pea can you?

    I'm so inspired to plant some edible flowers - we are possibly moving to a place with a sunny yard, much better for growing anything than our tiny south facing courtyard (we're in Melbourne Oz). I found you through Gavin's podcast and look forward to keeping up with your adventures...

    1. Hi Christie, I'm so happy you found me! Yes, I believe you are right and sweet peas are not edible. I hope you get to plant some edible flowers and experiment with them!

  2. Today an entire greenhouse serving of mixed greens can be picked from porch pots and holders, including a wide exhibit of blooms that are both wonderful and eatable. These consumable greenery enclosure blooms were once utilized as a beautification, yet not any longer. Violets, pot marigolds, sunflowers, nasturtiums and cornflowers are among blossoms you can develop alongside other plate of mixed greens fixings on your yard.