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Edible Landscaping in Urban Horticulture

  • Mohammed Ibrahim Fetouh
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Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 18)

Abstract

Edible landscaping is simply a way of using veggies, herbs, fruits, and flowers that will perform multiple functions, such as for food, flavor, and ornamental appearance. Edible landscaping offers an alternative to conventional landscapes producing vegetables, fruits, and herbs for home use. Edibles can be independently grown or blend with ornamentals into existing yards and gardens into aesthetically pleasing designs. Many edibles function in landscape in just a perfect way, i.e., date palm is extensively used in landscape as a major tree, rosemary that is used as spice is a suitable for low-growing perennial hedge, and purple basil is perfect alternative for dark-leaved annuals for pots. The need for edible landscaping is gaining more interest due to the increasing of population and spreading of urban communities worldwide as it functions many goals leading us to explain the benefits and methods of applying edible ornamentals or as preferred to be titled as edible landscaping.

Keywords

Edible landscaping Edible ornamentals Edible landscape designs Vegetable gardens 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Horticulture, Faculty of AgricultureTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

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