6 types: Flowers, Leafy Plants, Herbs, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries
Gardens can be made of many things. There are rock gardens, sculpture gardens, vegetable gardens, herb gardens, and flower gardens to name a few types. They can also range in size from a small patch to almost farm field size. Also the variety of combinations is endless.
Violets, Blue Chicory, Tansy, Dandelions
Dandelions….thats a big one for me, its so insane how people are brainwashed to hate them and seek to poison and kill all of them, like clovers, violets, wild spinaches etc etc; also the complexity of biodiversity studies to me is more important than how “neat and clean” the garden looks. To me the species of plants, their relationships with themselves, bugs, animals, and how self sustaining they are is much more important to me than conventional aesthetics. How we are taught to look at an “unweeded” garden in disgust, and say it needs work, even though while looking more natural, the weeding is done subtly and selectively for maximum efficiency of time and effort and to make it look less manicured and more independent.
LEAFY PLANTS (Green and Ornamental types)
grasses, weeds, bushes, dwarf trees, hostas, ferns, hemp
10 most common herbs:
mints, oregano, frankincense, myrrh, lavender, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil
other herbs (some are also considered flowers, spices or vegetables):
anise, artemisia, angelica, bay laurel, borage, burnet, calendula, caraway, chamomile, chervil, chives, clove tree, coriander, cilantro, cinnamon, dill, ferns, fennel, feverfew, garlic, geranium, germander, hesperis, horehound, hyssop, lovage, licorice, lamb’s ear, mullein, marjoram, marijuana, nasturtium, nutmeg, perilla, santolina, sorrl, spices, pepper (black), rue, savory, tansy, tarragon, valerian, verbena, queen anne’s lace, woodruff, wormwood, yarrow
Beans, potatoes, carrots, beets, squash, (to be continued…)
Apples, Pears, Melons, Cherries, Plums, Pawpaw, Figs, Tropical fruits (not for outdoor areas that get snow)
Raspberries, snake berries, strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, blueberries,
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