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Cabbages, kale, and other leafy greens in a formal parterre at the Montreal Botanic Garden.

Design ideas for a traditional vegetable garden landscape in Burlington. —  Houzz
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    The plant that is edging the bed may be a
    variety of basil which is a culinary herb. There is a variety of basil called
    'Boxwood' (Ocimum basilicum ‘Boxwood’)
    that has small leaves and a compact, rounded shape. To me, this looks like the
    plant in the picture.

    Doesn't this vegetable garden look great? There
    are three elements to this attractive design - the plants, the path with the
    white stones and the landscape edging that separates the path and the vegetable
    beds. The landscape edging gives the beds a neat appearance and the crisp edge
    contrasts nicely with the foliage and white stone path. You can find a similar
    aluminum edging here.

    In addition to making this vegetable garden
    look good, this landscape edging is very useful because it keeps the stones in
    place on the path and stops soil washing away from the vegetable beds when it
    rains. Also, the edging prevents the plants from growing into the path. If you
    are looking to save time on garden chores, landscape edging can help because it
    is a physical barrier that stops weeds encroaching on vegetable or flower beds
    (although I can't see any weeds in this immaculate garden!)

    This is a great example of how a vegetable
    garden can be decorative as well as functional with the thoughtful use of texture,
    color and shape.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Beautiful Edibles to Add to Your GardenJun 9, 2017

5. Tuscan kale. If you’re looking for something with lush green color and an interesting leaf shape, don’t go with an ornamental plant — try Tuscan kale instead. Also known as dinosaur or ‘Lacinato’ kale, Tuscan kale (shown in the back row here) is as beautiful as it is nutritious. Growing tips: Kale is a cool-season veggie. Sow seeds in late summer or early fall to harvest in fall or early winter. Kale enjoys full sun but will tolerate part shade. Some shade is best if it’s still hot when you plant.Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Kale

Lauren Dunec Design added this to 12 Ideas From Stunning Fall GardensAug 24, 2016

7. Incorporate ornamental edibles. Many cool-season veggies can be decorative in garden beds and provide a steady harvest through the holidays. To emphasize the plants’ distinctive forms, lay out your kitchen garden by considering each plant’s habit and mature height. For example, edge walkways with compact boxwood (Buxus sp.) to form a neat border. Place rosette-forming vegetables, such as cabbage and cauliflower, as the midlayer and place taller veggies, such as lacinato kale, sorrel and flowering fennel, at the back of the bed.How to Start a Cool-Season Vegetable Garden

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Ideas for a Front-Yard Edible Garden Your Neighbors Will LoveFeb 22, 2016

5. Swap out ornamental foliage for edibles. When you’re beginning to transition a traditional front garden to an edible landscape, you can replace purely ornamental foliage plants with lettuces, kale, Swiss chard or even rhubarb. These greens look just as lush as their ornamental counterparts, but they work even harder, providing fresh produce for your dinner table.Food safety note: Unless you have a tall fence around your front garden, there’s a good chance that some of the plants nearest to the sidewalk will get a “visit” from neighborhood dogs, making any edible plants inedible. To be on the safe side, keep edible plantings closer to your house or up high in containers. Cats can also be a problem — bare dirt is most likely to be used by cats as a litter box, so it helps to minimize space between plants or fill with ground cover.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rachelcachero added this to Agriscaping InspirationsJun 7, 2019

Formal garden design with edible greens

SHARK TEETH added this to plant combination 2019 HORT 1475Apr 15, 2019

Cabbages, kale, and other leafy greens

ndstephens added this to best of the best outdoorMar 4, 2019

This is where I get my seeds: http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organic-non-gmo-cabbage-seeds.html http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organic-non-gmo-seeds-lacinato-dinosaur-kale.html

Jane added this to jane_crossley51's ideasFeb 10, 2019

Fennel or tansy (?) with brassicas

Au Bouleau added this to PotagerDec 7, 2018

Pourquoi pas créer des massifs de choux et de rhubarbe ? Les feuillages sont intéressants et sont une bonne alternative aux plantes ornementales.

Gabriela added this to webuser_794690856's ideasNov 3, 2018

If we can add some leafy greens that would survive that would be great

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