Natalie DeNormandie
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Lincoln Edible Estate traditional-landscape

Lincoln Edible Estate


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greenbirdatispdotcom wrote:
what is the edible groundcover? Strawberry???
   Comment   January 27, 2014
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Natalie DeNormandie
This 'starter' cover is Dutch White Clover, also sold as New Zealand White Clover, or Trifolium repens L. The idea here was that the native seedbank of edible and medicinal plants - including St. Johnswort, Dandelion, Burdock, Yellow dock, Cleavers, Goldenrod, Joe-Pye weed, and many many others - would take over gradually. What has happened over the past seven years has been even more amazing in terms of biodiversity. The only maintenance is mowing twice a year, and the meadow is incredibly rich, supporting a wide range of habitat for beneficial insects and birds such as the Eastern meadowlark and Bobolink. I have used strawberry as a groundcover in smaller areas and it works really well. See images attached for spring and fall shots; it fills in well for the most part, yet sometimes there are 'holes'. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy to help.
January 28, 2014 at 5:19AM   
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