I’m excited to begin the design process at our new house and grateful for the blank slate yard that gives us a fresh start. The garden will likely emphasize edibles and I’m compiling a list of favorites. Here are some of my favorites.

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Thyme is a tough, evergreen ground cover. Cultivated varieties come in tiny, tight-to-the-ground plants or taller, cascading plants.

Rosemary is great, hardy and evergreen herb. There are several creeping varieties on the market that are drought tolerant. In addition to culinary uses, the bees love the flowers and I love the scent.

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Strawberries are tops on our list – just make sure you contain them. In our garden, I will likely devote a whole flower bed to them so they can take over. Juniper’s favorite summer sport is hunting for ripe berries from our ever-bearing plants.

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Potatoes are an easy to grow crop. Spring through summer the plants have lush green foliage with pretty flowers.
The greens die back in late summer, signaling time to harvest.

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Sage is evergreen, drought tolerant and comes in gorgeous foliage colors – grey, variegated yellow, variegated white, and purple. They send up purple flower spikes at this time of year.

Did I miss any of your favorites? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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