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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Landscaping with Alpine Strawberries Alexandria

Have you ever thought about getting rid of your front lawn and creating an edible landscape? You're probably familiar with this plant already, but have never thought about using it as a ground cover. Edible landscaping is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

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Alpine Strawberries Alexandria Fact Sheet:
  • can be grown from seeds ( just follow instruction what seller provides)
  • it is very hardy
  • don’t produce runners, you can use them as edging plants
  • shade tolerant
  • transplants easily

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I love the multi-tasking capability of edible ornamentals! Alpine strawberries provide tasty garden snacks for both me, birds and all kind of animals what trespassing my property.

Their emerald green foliage and white flowers make an attractive, tidy edging along side walkway and you may also use them as "shoes & socks" plants to hide the less attractive bases of lilies and phlox. Especially if your space is limited, you'll appreciate plants that do triple duty by providing pretty leaves, beautiful bloom, adorable berries to admire and the source of inspiration.

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And don’t forget about medicinal properties of leaves and berries!

Story by Lyudmila (Woolsolution)
Collages by Irina (IrinaPhotography)


SocksAndMittens said...

This is great post, I'd love to plant this type of strawberry in my garden. I wonder, if it will grow here in Arizona or will it dye during summer. The other type is doing very well here.

Katrinshine said...

I would liek to plant strawberry on the balcon)

Ira Rott said...

Lovely berries...

Maria Siyanko said...

great article! love strawberry!)

Unknown said...

So lovely!

Unknown said...

love strawberry!!!!!

inessa said...

Thank you for a great post! Can't wait for summer:)

osovictoria said...

love the photos that went with the story.

Natalka Pavlysh said...

love strawberry! can't wait while it will grow in my parent's garden..

IrinaN said...

Mmmmm... Yummy collection :) Thank you for the great story!

Crow In White creative studio. said...

Great story!!
Tasty Strawberry collection :)

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