Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

8 ways to use edibles as ornamentals

Planning your garden? Mix it up by choosing edibles in place of the usual suspects

Instead of a low-growing perennial hedge
Photo by Linda Lamb Peters; written by Julie Chai

Instead of a low-growing perennial hedge

Plant: Rosemary to spice up pastas and roasts.

How to grow: Plant these perennials in spring or fall in well-draining soil. Prostrate varieties like ‘Huntington Carpet’ and ‘Irene’ top out at 1 1/2 feet tall; upright ones including ‘Blue Spires’ and ‘Gorizia’ are hardier and can reach 4 to 6 feet. Zones 4–24, H1, H2.

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