Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring today’s discussion!
I can’t take it anymore, I’m about to burst. I’ve already gotten word that in some parts of the country people are experiencing this phenomenal called “warm weather”. Meanwhile I sit here looking out of my window at a snow storm.
All this conversation about the weather, it’s not just small talk. I lie in bed at night thinking about it. I long to walk in the grass with my shoes off and get dirt underneath my nails. I want to teach my daughter how to climb trees and show my son what a worm is.
Are you feeling the same anxiety? #LetsGarden together this Spring (and summer and fall.. and then next winter let’s make a pact to bring all of our lovely herbs inside and keep them growing all year round, mmkay?)
We just moved into our newest home and I have a this big, beautiful yard to fill with plants. But I made a promise to myself with our last garden: I will only plant that which serves multiple purposes.
Don’t just settle for beauty. When landscaping, think beauty and purpose. I’ve teamed up with Monrovia Plants today to share with you just a few of my favorite flowering shrubs that are also edible or medicinal.
When you purchase plants with the intention of doing more than simply look at them, brand matters. A beautiful garden starts with high-quality, healthy plants.
Monrovia is a company that you turn to first for high quality plants and reliable information on plant care. They start with the best-bred varieties, and then raise them in the best soil and with craftsman care. This gives Monrovia its reputation for growing healthy plants worth the price.
Not all of these will work for everyone: You’ll need to take into consideration where you live and the size of the space that you’re working with, plus things like rainfall and sunlight. Don’t worry, the Monrovia website will help you figure that all out!
But in the meantime, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Goji Berry
- Pixwell Gooseberry
- Black Tower Elderberry
- Red Lake Currant
- White Imperial Currant
- Red Pearl Lingonberry
- Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry
- Bronze Loquat
- Calamondin Orange
- Fruiting Pomegranate
- Black Jack Fig
- Seedless Kishu Mandarin
- Tomlinson Natal Plum