That’s right. Edible yard — as in fruit trees, berry shrubs, vegetable starts and the like. We’ve been hearing for a while now that edibles are the hot and happening thing, and the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.) is the latest to report on it:
“My clients are asking for edible plants,” landscape designer Liz Frances said at the Nov. 6 sustainability conference, “including fruit trees. Fruit trees are big. Five years ago, people were pulling them out. Now they’re big.”
This isn’t news to many retailers; Al’s Garden Center told us its sales of vegetable starts were through the roof this past season. And everyone we talk to expects this trend towards edibles to continue.