What do Europeans know that we, Americans, don't? Well, they've been planting fruiting plants right alongside shrubs and perennials for centuries. It's time we followed suit and did the same.
The average American home should be able to incorporate 3 to 6 blackberry or raspberry plants. Taller growing blueberry shrubs make a good choice as a hedge. Strawberry plants can be planted in unused open areas and make a great substitute for growing grass.
Cheryl Jones, owner of Greenwood Nursery, notes, "I've been promoting the European concept of planting small fruiting plants within the landscape for about 10 years in our gardening newsletter and direct to customers. It's such a great feeling to be able to provide yourself and your family with the summer's fresh fruits that came from just outside your door."Fruiting plants do require mostly sunny areas and soil with high organic content which can be accomplished by adding aged compost or aged manure mix in the holes at the time of planting.
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Eating fresh blackberries, blueberries and strawberries as they mature over the summer months is so refreshing and to know that they came from your own plants is comforting.
Steve and Cheryl Jones started Greenwood Nursery, McMinnville, TN, in 1978 as a propagation and wholesale nursery. In 1998, they took their plant catalog online offering a wide selection of garden plants to the home gardener, and, now, Greenwood Nursery is an online plant nursery and garden center shipping plants throughout the continental United States.
For further information or to place an order, please visit http://www.greenwoodnursery.com/. Questions may be sent by email or by phone during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm central time.